The Community Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry. Join us on Community Manager Advancement Day, January 25th, for our LIVE awards ceremony for the 2021 Community Industry Awards! Congrats to all of our finalists - see categories below:
Support and Customer Success Community
Product Ideation Innovation, and Feedback Community
Acquisition and Advocacy Community
Content and Programming Community
External Engagement Community
Internal Engagement Community
Community Professional of an Independent Community
Community Professional of an Education Community
Community Professional of a Developer Relations Community
Community Professional of a Gaming Community
Community Professional of a Non-Profit Community
Community Professional of a Virtual Events Program
Professional Leading a Field Marketing Program
Community Professional of an Enterprise Community
Community Professional of a Consumer Community
Executive Leader of a Community Team
Community Professional of the Year
Community of the Year
Head of Community
Senior Content Manager
David Spinks is the VP of Community at Bevy and the Founder of CMX, the premier network for community professionals, where thousands of community professionals come to for support and education in community strategy. Bevy is the leading provider of in-person community software, powering community programs at companies like Slack, Twitch, Salesforce, Atlassian, and Duolingo.
Beth is passionate about building community IRL. Working with community managers, leaders, and builders, to grow and develop their in-person communities. She loves engaging with people, both customers and community members, and strengthening the relationship between consumer and product.
Mary is an editor, analyst, and cross-disciplinary cultural strategist. Her experience includes applying insights to solve business challenges for clients in technology, retail, marketing, healthcare, media, finance, and B2B. Additional experience includes journalism, copywriting and fact-checking.
Ann-Marie Pawlicki Dinkel is the Event Manager at CMX. She manages planning CMX Summit and local chapter events for CMX Connect San Francisco. She is truly passionate about bringing an incredible attendee experience and will forever make that her life's work.
Ann-Marie lives in the City by the Bay and enjoys eating cupcakes and taking walks - doing both of those at the same time is an added bonus!
Valentina is a Community Builder, Consultant and Events Manager dedicated to bringing people together and creating relationships, so they can learn and grow with each other. She's the founder of Eat Out Madrid, Eat In Madrid and chapter lead of CMX Connect Madrid and has been recognised internationally for commitment to building and growing engaged online communities that bring value to all.
If music was a menu, Def Sound would be the vegan option. As an Afro Latino (parents from Belize & Panama) born and based in South Central LA, Def Sound (mom given name Emmanuel Ashley Ricketts) is a Grammy Award considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, published poet, DJ, and community activist. Def’s work as a poet has been included in Saul Williams' Anthology CHORUS, while his music has been featured in LA WEEKLY, LA Record, The L.A. Times, art exhibition The Black Index and the Spectrum Television show Music Diaries. Def has curated listening experiences called #LINKOUTSIDETHEBIO that bring together the intersections of live musicianship, poetry, improvisation, and plant based food as a form of community memory making while stimulating the Black-owned femme space Reparations Club. Venturing into apparel design with No.Body.Is.Illegal” sweatshirts and tees Def donates 10% of all profits to immigrant advocacy. Def is also a contributor to the internet pirate streaming network Locally Grown.tv as a curator of his own channel COLOREDTV. Locally Grown has been called “The new PBS” by Wired Magazine and operates as 24-hour programming for deprogramming. Lastly, Def is a student at UCI studying African American Studies with a focus on Black Critical Theory. Def is a genre fluid huem_n resource who is using his work to shift the black narrative back to an Afro Presentist perspective with a buffet of healthy experimental raps and poems that feed both the mind and spirit. Def synthesizes Hip Hop and his Afro Latino roots using music as a healing mechanism while weaving together a tapestry of triumph, levity, and ancestry and power.