Taylor Strategy Partners' Nicole Plant Appointed to the Create Columbus Commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Strategy Partners' (TSP) Nicole Plant, Marketing Manager, thought leader, and trend setter, has been appointed by Mayor Coleman to support the Create Columbus Commission (http://createcolumb.us/).

Nicole has been with TSP, a talent acquisition and management solutions firm specializing in life sciences, since 2011. She is published on LinkedIn and has a blog titled, "Interview with the Geek." Her writing offers a Millennial point of view on all things talent and was recently featured on a Top 25 HR blog, Fistful of Talent. Nicole currently serves on the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) board as the Vice President of Student Services and is the Social Media Manager and Volunteer Chair for the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Ohio Chapter.

Plant commented on the appointment, "I'm passionate about the CCC's mission and I'm humbled to be a part of a group with such bright, and equally as passionate, young professionals. Columbus is my hometown, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the city."

The Create Columbus Commission's (CCC) mission is to offer a Millennial voice in critical decisions about branding Ohio's capital as a premier destination for young professionals. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States and competes with other Midwest powerhouses like Chicago and Indianapolis. Columbus ranks tenth among fastest growing large cities (cities with populations over 500,000), is home to two professional sports teams and The Ohio State Buckeyes, and according to Forbes, is the 18th best place for job growth and 30th best place for business and careers.

"At 26, I've seen the Arena District, Short North, and Campus areas grow into destinations for YPs. Through my experience, I know it's possible to build your career here in Columbus and have an urban-centric lifestyle. The challenge we, the CCC, face is to change and influence the perception of Columbus for those who didn't grow up here."

Through initiatives, thorough planning, and strategic targeting of government grants, the CCC plans to change outsiders' perceptions of Columbus from a gray-skied farm town to a place known for its businesses, restaurant scene, sports market, and headline-making urban core.