50 Community Professionals Defining the Industry

June 2, 2014
February 8, 2024

With my work on CMX I've had the privilege of meeting hundreds of inspiring community professionals.

It's clear to me that the community industry is growing quickly and it's been energizing to see more and more professionals reach the point where they've been working on this stuff for 5 or even 10 years.

For those of you who don't have the chance to constantly meet community professionals, I wanted to put the spotlight on some of the amazing people I've had a chance to meet just to give you an idea of the amount of people who are building community on a truly professional level.

  1. Morgan Brady at The YEC
  2. Libby Brittain at Branch (startup)
  3. Justin Isaf at Communl and previously at Change.org, Startup Bus and Huffington Post
  4. Danya Cheskis-Gold at Spark Capital
  5. Tim McDonald at
  6. Evan Hamilton at Zozi.
  7. Nievh at Shutterstock
  8. Emily Castor at Lyft
  9. Britney Laughlin at Union Square Ventures
  10. Ana Hevesi at StackOverflow
  11. Laura Gluhanich at Signal Camp (previously at About.me)
  12. Brittney Riley at Snapguide
  13. David Noël at SoundCloud
  14. Megan Berry at RebelMouse
  15. Karen Baker at the Feast Conference
  16. Ed Casabian at Uber
  17. Karen Schoellkopf at
  18. Erik Martin at Reddit
  19. Rachel Happe and Jim Storer at http://community-roundtable.com/ have been working for years to educate and motivate up and coming community managers.  Their research reports about the world of community management provides some of the most valuable data that exists in the space today.  They're both the type of people who would help anyone who needed it.
  20. Cindy Au at Kickstarter
  21. Ligaya Tichy previously at Yelp and Airbnb
  22. Lauren Cucinotta at TEDx
  23. Carrie Jones
  24. Rich Millington at Feverbee
  25. Andrea Murphy at Meetup
  26. Camille Rickettes and Lucy at First Round Capital
  27. at Andreesen Horowitz
  28. Doug Atkins at Airbnb
  29. Coralie at Kitchensurfing
  30. Natalia at Shapeways
  31. Sarah Judd Welch at Loyal
  32. Jack Shepherd at Buzzfeed
  33. Michael Giannii Calvert at Disqus
June 2, 2014
February 8, 2024

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