Passing the torch: Meet the new CMAD crew!

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As we told you last month, Brew and I have decided to step aside from our roles as the CMAD broadcast organizers. Fortunately, a fresh batch of community managers have stepped up and are ready to take over where we’ve left off. Let’s meet them:

Susan CatoSusan Cato is a visionary leader and innovator in the world of digital strategy, online communications, and community engagement creating award-winning websites, applications, online publications and online communities for more than 15 years. Susan’s superpower is leveraging her deep understanding of digital processes, content, branding, and structures to deliver innovative and meaningful experiences for members and customers.

Maddie GrantMaddie Grant is the Lead Editor at SocialFish, a widely-read blog about social media and social business strategy. Her recent consulting work focuses on digital transformation and internal and external engagement. She’s also a Founding Partner of WorkXO, a software platform that enables companies to improve their workplace culture.

KiKi L'ItalienKiKi L’Italien is the CEO and founder of Amplified Growth, a digital marketing consultancy specializing in SEO, social media, and content strategy. She also hosts the hugely popular Association Chat live-streamed vodcast, a weekly association-centric news and education outlet which has run since 2009.

Ben MartinBen Martin is the Chief Engagement Officer at Online Community Results, a consultancy dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their missions and ROI using online communities. He has worked with organizations like IEEE, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Toastmasters International, and the Specialty Food Association.


Maggie McGaryMaggie McGary is a communications and marketing pro with a passion for online community building. She’s been a member of the Community Roundtable, is the Founder of and currently serves as Social Media Manager at the American Psychological Association.


You’ll be hearing more from the new team as we approach CMAD 2017, which will fall on Monday, January 23, 2017. Mark your calendars!

Please make our new organizers feel welcome by lending a hand with CMAD 2017. Contact Ben if you’d like to help out!

Sherrie Rohde

Community Manager at Magento
As the Community Manager for Magento, Sherrie connects people with resources and with each other, and, since she’s just a bit passionate about the topic, she also co-produces a weekly broadcast for community professionals called #CMGRHangout. An ENFP, Sherrie is obsessed with innovation, terrified of status quo, and motivated by adventure. 
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