Leadership (2)
Leadership (1)


Since 1898 Godman Guild has built better neighborhoods in the core of Columbus by empowering the individuals and families within. Young professionals are a vital part of this effort. By utilizing a diversity of skill sets and passions, Emerging Leaders takes on projects that meet the needs of Columbus neighborhoods and the passions of our members.

To further the positive impact our members make in the community, Emerging Leaders provides unique professional development opportunities, building the next generation of leaders in Columbus. 

Upcoming Events

GGEL Presents: How to Land Your Dream JobRegister

Tuesday, February 21st 2017 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Location: Godman Guild, 303 E Sixth Avenue, Columbus, 43201

Join the Godman Guild Emerging Leaders as we welcome Carman Wirtz, the Vice President of Human Resources for the Columbus Zoo. Carman will be sharing her tips on how to get your resume noticed, land your dream job, and will share some of the experiences she has had working for one of America’s top zoos.

Give back while you connect with other young professionals! February is Healthy Smiles month at the Godman Guild. To help the Guild we will be assembling dental kits that will be passed out to residents of the community. If you can contribute toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss and/or dental picks, please drop supplies off at the Guild before the 21st or bring them to this meeting.

As always, our monthly meeting is FREE to attend and everyone is welcome! Pizza and beverages provided.

Register to Attend


Executive Team

Neil Townsend, Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities – President

Krissy Dilger, Manley, Deas, Kochalski – Vice President of Community Projects

Gina Hernandez, Big Lots – Vice President of Marketing

Stephanie Barnes, Vice President of Member Benefits

Angela Wiedl, Ohio Health – Secretary

Justin Franklin, Robert Half – Director of Insights

Sheridan Balyeat, Olympus

Traci Blaylock, Godman Guild

Chelsea Bredenkamp, Nationwide

Grace Campos, KIPP Columbus

Andrew Diano, Nationwide

Eric Donnenwirth, Verizon

Sarai Exil, Big Lots

Maggie Gauding, OSU Wexner Medical Center

Nicole Hebert-Ford, Reynoldsburg City Schools

Tuanya Henderson, Verizon

Nicole Jackson, Nature Center at Shaker Heights

Tam Johnson, Big Lots

Christina Jones, JPMorgan Chase

Allison Labyk, The Ohio State University

Eric Lukingbeal, PNC

Mirria Martin, Tech Corps

Nate Miller, Olympus

Lorenzo Quiroga, TrueFM Online

Jessica Reback, KIPP Columbus

Mathew Stuckey, NiSource

Kristyn Vergauwen, CareSource

Nikki Wilson, Quintus Technologies

Kristin Youngmeyer, Ohio Housing Finance Agency

2016 Featured Young Professionals


Lindsay Baker


Theron Easley


Susan Earp


Hillary Gruss


Jamie Hudoba


Ryan Kovalaske


Joe Macklin


Liz Martin

Malia Mast


Donald Murray


Chad Overmyer


Angelic Pinckney


Megumi Robinson


Leanne Williams


Alfred Yates