Calling all Tampa Bay area community professionals! CMX Connect Tampa Bay is launching with its first kickoff event this September! Founded by Tim McDonald, Head of Community at Homeroom, and Jeff Roe, former host of CMX Connect Austin, CMX Connect Tampa Bay seeks to bring community professionals together across Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the greater Tampa Bay area. Join us on Thursday, August 18th at Armature Works for food, drinks and community chats to jumpstart your weekend!
CMX Connect events are about harnessing the incredible power of community and fulfilling the need for community professionals to come together in person and learn, grow, and, well… Connect! To learn more about CMX Connect events, check out this CMX Blog Post!
Tim McDonald guides individuals and organizations on their journey to becoming 21st century leaders. He helps them understand and internalize their role as community builders to deliver their product and/or service through trusted relationships that ignite movements with a customer focus. His experience working with organizations like No Kid Hungry, Cinnabon, Carvel Ice Cream among others, included leading the overall marketing vision, strategy and execution of social media campaigns, including blogger programs and influencer relationships.
Working directly on the No Kid Hungry campaign, GivingTuesday fundraising increased from $56,000 to over $249,000 in 2015, which translated into 2.49MM meals for kids in the US. Prior to that, Tim was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. He also built and managed a community for Huffington Post's live streaming network, HuffPost Live, resulting in over 9,600 guests from more than 85 countries have joining live on-air and over 1.3 million comments on the platform.
Tim is passionate in his pursuit of purposefully connecting people. He instigates engagement and conversation, turning students into teachers and teachers into students. A skillful conversationalist, Tim encourages new ideas and navigating solid relationships through giving and receiving