CYP Milwaukee


We are a group of young professionals and community leaders located in the greater Milwaukee area united in the belief that free markets, entrepreneurship, individual initiative, limited and efficient government and educational opportunity are the keys to economic prosperity and human dignity.


We hope that you can join us for networking opportunities and discussions on public policy and economic issues facing our community and state. We do like to have fun! CYP Milwaukee holds events throughout the year, including happy hours and outings. Our members also receive opportunities to attend WPRI events

Our common principles unite us. All are welcome! Please check this page for future events and join our email list or like us on Facebook to stay in touch.


Past Events

CYP Milwaukee Happy Hour Wednesday April 27, 2016  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

LOCATION: The Elephant Room at the Milwaukee Athletic Club

Come join us for our next "Happy Hour" Wednesday April 27, 2016 starting at 5:30 with guest speaker Mike Nichols, President of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.  Mike will be discussing WPRI's Special Report, Putting the Squeeze on Consumers: Real-World Impacts of Wisconsin's Minimum Markup Law, and how Wisconsin's minimum markup law discourages competition and benefits special interests at the expense of consumers.  You can read WPRI's full report here:


CYP Milwaukee Happy Hour - Drinks, Networking and Discussion. Guest Speaker Rick Esenberg from Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.
Thursday March 24, 2016
Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

Guest Speaker Rick Esenberg

Rick is the founder and current President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.  Rick will be giving us his thoughts on President Obama's recent nominee to the United States Supreme Court, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, upcoming judicial races and answer any questions you might have.


Milwaukee's 1st Happy Hour of 2016!
Join us at Hinterland's Private Lounge on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5:30 PM thru 7:00 PM.
Our guest speaker will be CYP Milwaukee's own Kevin Nicholson. The topic: "Assessing and Responding to Risk: From ISIS to Iran to the US economy”.

Hinterland is located at:
222 East Erie Street, Suite 100 Milwaukee, WI

Kevin Nicholson is a Principal at ghSMART. He serves leading Fortune 500 corporations and investors in the areas of management assessment and organizational change initiatives.


Join CYP Milwaukee with Special Guest Jon Hammes for appetizers, cocktails and networking before the holiday season begins.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

722 N. Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202


An Evening with National Review's Charles Cooke
Wednesday September 9, 2015

Milwaukee Athletic Club

Charles Cooke is a writer at National Review, author of The Conservatarian Manifesto and a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studies modern history and politics.


Topic:  What a New Arena Means for Milwaukee and the Region
With Special Guest: Tim Sheehy

Join us for Happy Hour!

Thursday August 27, 2015

811 N. Jefferson St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tim is president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. The MMAC serves as an advocate for member businesses, which employ more than 300,000 people in the greater Milwaukee area. Tim will be on hand to discuss what the proposed arena will mean for Milwaukee and the region and other issues affecting the business community and economic development.


Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee Advisory Board

Jason Kohout, Chairman
Shannon O’Connell, Vice Chair
Rachel Borens
Charles Fry
Mary Beth Gahn
Ryan Law
Jess Ripp
Eric Searing
Virginia Zignego


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