The Community Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry. This program began in 2019, when the CMX team looked back on the year and were in awe of the incredible achievements of the people and organizations in this industry. We knew we needed to celebrate – publicly, and with a big splash! – and so the Community industry Awards were born. This program has grown into an unstoppable celebration, loved by our community and the industry.
And we’re doing it again!
At CMX Summit 2021, we announced that nominations for the 2022 Community Industry Awards season were open! Over five weeks, we had over 400 nominations for inspiring community professionals, and groundbreaking community teams. We are thrilled to announce this year’s nominees.
The Selection Process
Once a nomination is submitted, the nominee was sent an email to accept the nomination. In order for the nomination to be considered for the next round, it must be accepted by the nominee. The CMX team combed through all accepted nominations, and ensured each nomination met the requirements of the category.
All accepted nominations are then put up to a public vote. Which brings us to now!
This year, we have 190 nominees and they are all hoping to get your vote. You can only vote once per category, so make sure you know who you want to support. When you submit your vote, we ask for your email. Your email is only used to help us track votes and will not be use for other purposes (like marketing or promotions).
So, without further ado, drumroll please…
Your 2022 Community Industry Awards Nominees!
(Listed alphabetically by first name)
B2B Community Professional of the Year
Alex Su – Ironclad, Inc.
Alex Pisani – Salesforce
Eddon Fajardo – StoreHub
Erica Moss – Atlassian
Glenn Dobson – LogMeIn
Jeniffer Medeiros – nuvini
Jenny Sowyrda – HubSpot
Jenny Weigle – Jenny.Community, LLC
Joe Huber – Sprout Social
Katie Ray – Sales Hacker
Kelsey Bourque – Adobe/Marketo
Kimberlea Buczeke – Asana
Lauren Krawitz – Qualtrics
Lloyed Lobo – Boast.AI
Lorena Seco – Blue Prism
Maddie Bertschmann- Braze
Mark Obee – ServiceNow
Martin Tatar – Microsoft
Melanie Giuliani – Blue Prism
Melissa Potvin – Qlik
Monique van den – Berg Atlassian
Neha Pujari – Blazeclan Technologies
Nicole Dessain – HR.Hackathon Alliance
Paola Johnson – ThoughtSpot
Rashmi Nagendran – Freshworks
Susmitha Susmitha Akula Vakkalanka – Opsera
Triin Ilves – Klaus
Vibhor Shrivastava – UiPath
Best New Community
Black Young Professionals
Black@INBOUND community by HubSpot
HubFans by HubSpot
IoT Marketing & Industry Insights Webinars
Lenovo Legion – Gaming Community
Like Hearted Leaders
Scaler by InterviewBit
Techsoup Connect Nigeria
Women in CX
Women of Email
Zwitch Developer Community
Customer Success Community
Dell Client Community
Sprout Social: Social Marketers’ Exchange
Developer Relations Community Professional
Ale Murray – Confluent
Andreea Tomescu – UiPath
Arjun Meda – Automation Anywhere
Blake Ethridge – DZone
Cherish Santoshi – SAWO Labs
Cristina Vidu – UiPath
Erica Hanson – Google
Hans Scharler – The Mathworks Inc
Jana Boruta – HashiCorp
John Coghlan – Gitlab
Karolina Linda – Dynatrace
Kiran Oliver – Camunda, Inc.
Lizzie Siegle – Twilio
Mariana Lemus – MuleSoft
Megan Speir – Twilio
Merve Isler – Google
Sam Hepburn – Snyk
Siddhant Agarwal – Open Financial Technologies
Steph Louis – PegaSystems
Cast your vote for Developer Relations Community Professional of the Year!
Education Community Professional
Alex Witkowski – Section4
Arsh Goyal – Samsung
Ben Anthonisz – Bizzabo
Cristina Vidu – UiPath
Jeffrey Roe – Brightcove
Jenny Fowler – MIT
Kathleen Lueckeman – Olivet Nazarene University
Linda Porter – Certified Community Manager Study Group
Lisa Koontz – Indiana University Alumni Association
Madeline Ulivieri – Startup Grind
Medina Mckinney – Black Parents Association
Mike Washburn – Paper
Missy Emler – Modern Learners
Saksham Taneja – Scaler
Shadab Ashraf – Udacity
Tiffany Taylor – Handshake
Cast your vote for Education Community Professional of the Year!
Executive Leader of a Community Team
Alex Witkowski – Section4
Amrita Bhowmick – Health Union
Anita Vitanova – Inner West Mums
Anna Toane – MMT
Bo de Vries – Guerrilla Games
Chris Aniszczyk – Linux Foundation
Claire Perry-Louise – Like Hearted Leaders
Clare Muscutt – Women in CX
Corina Gheonea – UiPath
Edu Giansante – Wix
Elijah Van Der Giessen – Techsoup
Frederico Figueiredo – Sage
Jayson Gaignard – MMT Community
Jayvee Nava – Peloton Interactive
Jeff Harling – Zoom
Jennifer Sable Lopez – OutSytsems
Jessica Langston – Salesforce
Joshua Zerkel – Asana
Mallory Ranahan – Salesforce
Marius Ciortea – IBM
Nofar Ben Dror Paecht – Elementor
Patrick Woods – Orbit
Rosie Sherry – Orbit
Stephanie Grice – Atlassian
Toni Trevillion – Electric House
Vandana Verma Sehgal – InfosecGirls
Victor Bohnert – Innovatis Group
Willa Tellekson-Flash – Public.com
Yhennifer Mendes – Social Zapped
Gaming Community Professional
Bo de Vries – Guerrilla
Brandii JaVia – Brown Girl Gamer Code
Chris Lindsay – Wizards of the Coast
Corey Andress – Take-Two Interactive
Jesse Anderson – Electronic Arts, Inc.
Mattie Fairchild – Manticore
Robert Lewington – Twitch
Victoria Tran – Innersloth (Among Us Game)
Cast your vote for Gaming Community Professional of the Year!
Growth Marketing Community
VMware User Group (VMUG)
Nonprofit Community Professional
Ayumi Moore Aoki – Women in Tech
Haneefah Abdurrahman Lekki – Ingressive For Good
Janina Andersson – The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare Southwest Finland region / Turun seudun Mamit
Jasmin Gonzalez – Techqueria
Johan Ingles – Le Nobel Wildlife Gardening Forum
Shanna Cleveland – Innovatis Group
Tim Barley – Prostate Cancer Foundation
Tina Hilck – Finland region / Turun seudun Mamit
Tracy Keogh – Grow Remote
Vanessa Cast Madres – Emprendedoras en Español
Warren Carlyle IV – Octonation – The World’s Largest Octopus Fan Club
Cast your vote for Nonprofit Community Professional of the Year!
User Group Program
Dynamics User Group
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Mitel User Group
What happens next?
Once the public has had their say, public votes will be tallied and each nomination will be ranked based on the number of votes they received, using a scale where 1 is the least number of public votes.
Next, our judging committee (announced soon!) will score each nomination out of ten, ten being the highest score. The criteria they will use is based on the requirements from the nomination form.
- Evidence of why the nominee meets the criteria for the specific award category (For example: if you are nominating a community for the Customer Success Community award, talk about how they are helping their users and customers)
- Clear examples that show measurable growth and success (Some examples: a community grew from 1000-2500 members through 2021, NPS or customer satisfaction score increased by 25% in 2021, the community saw 30% more posts in 2021, individual members posted/commented 18% more in 2021)
To tally the final score, the public vote rank will be added to the average of the judges scores
In the event of a tie in the final score, the nominee with the higher vote from the judges is the winner.
In this example, the nominee received the most public votes (at 103), there were 15 nominees in this category, and the average score from the judges was 9. We add the ranking (15), to the average score from our judges (9), and receive the final score (24). The final score is how we determine the winner:
- The number of nominations did not impact whether a nomination moved to the next round.
- If you submitted a nomination and don’t see the person or company on this list, they most likely did not accept the nomination. If you are confident the nomination was accepted, please send an email to Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.