The Community Industry Awards was created in 2019 when the CMX team looked back on the year and was amazed at how many incredible achievements community professionals had made. We wanted to celebrate them, so we created this program that would do just that!
Since then, the Community Industry Awards have continued to grow and thrive each year. This is our fourth annual awards ceremony, where we celebrate the achievements of exceptional community professionals and teams, and recognize those who make a difference in their communities.
Head of Community
With over a decade of experience under his belt, Adrian Speyer has spent his career creating beautiful, functional communities that enable brands to foster connection with their audiences around the globe. As Head of Community at Higher Logic, Adrian continues to fuel his passions for all things community through facilitating and encouraging others to build amazing communities of their own.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Senior Manager, Online Community
Tirza Austin is an online community builder for the American Society of Civil Engineers. She’s implemented and launched various programs including the ASCE mentoring program and a virtual roundtable series.
She is a CMX Communiteer and CMX Host for the DC area, Area Director for her Toastmasters District, Cookie Mom, Troop Leader, and Troop Organizer for her daughter's Service Unit/Troop, manager of her daughter's baseball team, and contributor to the Community by Association blog and a member of American Society of Association Executives. She has little free time, but when she does she enjoys spending time with her nine-year-old daughter, Pearl outside or by the water.