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Here are your 2022 Nominees!

October 20, 2021
May 3, 2024

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 - SalesforceEddon Fajardo - StoreHubErica Moss - AtlassianGlenn Dobson - LogMeInJeniffer Medeiros - nuviniJenny Sowyrda - HubSpotJenny Weigle - Jenny.Community, LLCJoe Huber - Sprout SocialKatie Ray - Sales HackerKelsey Bourque - Adobe/MarketoKimberlea Buczeke - AsanaLauren Krawitz - QualtricsLloyed Lobo - Boast.AILorena Seco - Blue PrismMaddie Bertschmann- BrazeMark Obee - ServiceNowMartin Tatar - MicrosoftMelanie Giuliani - Blue PrismMelissa Potvin - QlikMonique van den - Berg AtlassianNeha Pujari - Blazeclan TechnologiesNicole Dessain - HR.Hackathon AlliancePaola Johnson - ThoughtSpotRashmi Nagendran - FreshworksSusmitha Susmitha Akula Vakkalanka - OpseraTriin Ilves - KlausVibhor Shrivastava - UiPathCast your vote for B2B Community Professional of the Year!

Best New Community

Asana JapanBlack Young ProfessionalsBlack@INBOUND community by HubSpotDocusignFreelance FoundersFreshworksGongHubFans by HubSpotIoT Marketing & Industry Insights WebinarsIronclad, Inc.KissflowLenovo Legion - Gaming CommunityLike Hearted LeadersMURALNanitNewselaPexelsPipefyProductboardScaler by InterviewBitTechsoup Connect NigeriaTribos.coTrusted HealthWeavr CafeWomen in CXWomen of EmailZoomZwitch Developer CommunityCast your vote for Best New Community!

Customer Success Community

AsanaAudryBigCommerceBlue PrismCornerstone OnDemandDell Client CommunityEsriExperts ExchangeForumbeeIroncladIronclad, Inc.Jump CloudKlausPantheonQualtricsSageServiceNowSprout Social: Social Marketers' ExchangeUiPathZoomCast your vote for Customer Success Community of the Year!

Developer Relations Community Professional

Ale Murray - ConfluentAndreea Tomescu - UiPathArjun Meda - Automation AnywhereBlake Ethridge - DZoneCherish Santoshi - SAWO LabsCristina Vidu - UiPathErica Hanson - GoogleHans Scharler - The Mathworks IncJana Boruta - HashiCorpJohn Coghlan - GitlabKarolina Linda - DynatraceKiran Oliver - Camunda, Inc.Lizzie Siegle - TwilioMariana Lemus - MuleSoftMegan Speir - TwilioMerve Isler - GoogleSam Hepburn - SnykSiddhant Agarwal - Open Financial TechnologiesSteph Louis - PegaSystemsCast your vote for Developer Relations Community Professional of the Year!

Education Community Professional

Alex Witkowski - Section4Arsh Goyal - SamsungBen Anthonisz - BizzaboCristina Vidu - UiPathJeffrey Roe - BrightcoveJenny Fowler - MITKathleen Lueckeman - Olivet Nazarene UniversityLinda Porter - Certified Community Manager Study GroupLisa Koontz - Indiana University Alumni AssociationMadeline Ulivieri - Startup GrindMedina Mckinney - Black Parents AssociationMike Washburn - PaperMissy Emler - Modern LearnersSaksham Taneja - ScalerShadab Ashraf - UdacityTiffany Taylor - HandshakeCast your vote for Education Community Professional of the Year!

Executive Leader of a Community Team

Alex Witkowski - Section4Amrita Bhowmick - Health UnionAnita Vitanova - Inner West MumsAnna Toane - MMTBo de Vries - Guerrilla GamesChris Aniszczyk - Linux FoundationClaire Perry-Louise - Like Hearted LeadersClare Muscutt - Women in CXCorina Gheonea - UiPathEdu Giansante - WixElijah Van Der Giessen - TechsoupFrederico Figueiredo - SageJayson Gaignard - MMT CommunityJayvee Nava - Peloton InteractiveJeff Harling - ZoomJennifer Sable Lopez - OutSytsemsJessica Langston - SalesforceJoshua Zerkel - AsanaMallory Ranahan - SalesforceMarius Ciortea - IBMNofar Ben Dror Paecht - ElementorPatrick Woods - OrbitRosie Sherry - OrbitStephanie Grice - AtlassianToni Trevillion - Electric HouseVandana Verma Sehgal - InfosecGirlsVictor Bohnert - Innovatis GroupWilla Tellekson-Flash - Public.comYhennifer Mendes - Social ZappedCast your vote for Executive Leader of a Community Team!

Gaming Community Professional

Bo de Vries - GuerrillaBrandii JaVia - Brown Girl Gamer CodeChris Lindsay - Wizards of the CoastCorey Andress - Take-Two InteractiveJesse Anderson - Electronic Arts, Inc.Mattie Fairchild - ManticoreRobert Lewington - TwitchVictoria Tran - Innersloth (Among Us Game)Cast your vote for Gaming Community Professional of the Year!

Growth Marketing Community

AirbnbAsanaBranchCourse HeroHeroik MediaNextdoorSales HackerTractionUiPathVMware User Group (VMUG)Cast your vote for Growth Marketing Community of the Year!

Nonprofit Community Professional

Ayumi Moore Aoki - Women in TechHaneefah Abdurrahman Lekki - Ingressive For GoodJanina Andersson - The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare Southwest Finland region / Turun seudun MamitJasmin Gonzalez - TechqueriaJohan Ingles - Le Nobel Wildlife Gardening ForumShanna Cleveland - Innovatis GroupTim Barley - Prostate Cancer FoundationTina Hilck - Finland region / Turun seudun MamitTracy Keogh - Grow RemoteVanessa Cast Madres - Emprendedoras en EspañolWarren Carlyle IV - Octonation - The World's Largest Octopus Fan ClubCast your vote for Nonprofit Community Professional of the Year!

User Group Program

AirbaseAlteryxAWSCisco SystemsDynamics User GroupElectronic Arts, Inc.ElementorFigma IncHabitateHubSpotKhorosMitel User GroupPostmanSmartBearThoughtSpotUiPathWorkdayCast your vote for User Group Program of the Year!

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 scoresIn 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:

Please note

  • 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
October 20, 2021
May 3, 2024

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