Introducing the 2016 CMAD Award Nominees

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Well, you guys did it again. We asked you to nominate your favorite community managers and you absolutely blew us away! You can in strong with 330+ nominations across the 8 categories. This is over 80 nominations more than we had last year.

Right now our Awards Committee is reading through all of your applications and the top five will be announce on Friday, January 22nd and the winners will be announced during select #CMAD panels on Monday, January 25th!

Enough blabbing from me, lets announce the nominees!

Traffic Controller

Follows process and quickly routes issues to the correct department.

The Diplomat

Handles all interactions with tact and grace.

People’s Champion

Takes time to acknowledge brand advocates and community standouts.

Fastest Fingers

Quickest response time.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Funniest community manager.

  • Alex Shebar – @AlexShebar
  • Alexandra Bowen
  • Andrien Gbinigie
  • Asha Chaudhry – @ashaonthebeach
  • Carrie Keenan
  • Dominick Garrett
  • Ehsan Khodarahami – @eksays
  • Hillarie Holcomb
  • Jennifer Sable Lopez
  • Matt Keck
  • Matt Laurenceau
  • Michal Napora
  • Mike Al Naji
  • Niki Vecsei –@nikschen
  • Patrick Hellen
  • Sacheverell
  • Tommy Carpenter
  • Tori Wieldt

Let’s Take This Offline

Best at activating in-person events.

  • Alex Shebar – @AlexShebar
  • Alexandra Bowen
  • Andrien Gbinigie
  • Asha Chaudhry – @ashaonthebeach
  • Bart Veldhuizen
  • Charlene Ditch
  • Chrissy Hughes – @imcommunitymgr
  • Ehsan Khodarahami – @eksays
  • James Bowden
  • Lesley Lykins
  • Matt Laurenceau
  • Mike Al Naji
  • Nathaniel Padget
  • Niki Vecsei –@nikschen
  • Nikki Fica
  • Susan Tenby

The Force is Strong With This One

Best new community manager.

  • Aaron Buchsbaum
  • Alexandra Bowen
  • Alissa Trumbull – @AnOrchidInBloom
  • Asha Chaudhry – @ashaonthebeach
  • Brenda Rick Smith
  • Bridget Heaton
  • Claudio Castro – @claudioxcastro
  • Ehsan Khodarahami – @eksays
  • Emma Siu
  • Hillarie Holcomb
  • James Bowden
  • James Patrick Bowden
  • Jessie Schutz
  • Lorilynn McCorrister
  • Matt Laurenceau
  • Matt Roney
  • Melissa Fach
  • MichaÅ‚ Napora
  • Michal Napora
  • Niki Vecsei –@nikschen
  • Tarcisio Junior
  • William Jenkins

CMGR Choice Award

A lifetime achievement award for the person nominated the most by fellow community managers.

  • Alex Shebar – @AlexShebar
  • Asha Chaudhry – @ashaonthebeach
  • Bard Veldhuizen
  • Bill Johnston
  • Blaise Grimes Viort
  • Chris Catania
  • David Spinks
  • Ehsan Khodarahami – @eksays
  • Joe Cothrel
  • Lisa Barnett
  • Margot Mazur
  • Matt Laurenceau
  • Niki Vecsei –@nikschen
  • Nikki Fica
  • Sherry Wilcox
  • Tim McDonald

Congrats to all the nominees! Remember to check back on Friday to find out the top 5 finalists in each category! In the meantime, check out the panel lineup for Monday and don’t forget to thank those who took the time to nominate, the awards committee and our incredible awards sponsors:

  Higher Logic      Online Community Results      Salesforce Community Cloud      Sprout Social      Vanilla Forums      Zoomph

Dom Garrett

Community Manager at BTC Revolutions
Dom is a Community Manager at BTC Revolutions and is a Social Media Junkie. He is a huge sports fan and will find a community to sports parallel just about everywhere he can. He is a Co-Host of #CMGRHangout where he says “awesome” enough to warrant a twitter account that counts the time. He is a rabid fan of any and all things Michigan State. Tweet him, he likes to chat.

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