toronto’s community managers

Sometimes when you’re looking for something and can’t find it you have to create the very thing that you want. I recently asked if there was a list of community managers in Toronto.

I asked this after coming across three pieces of information:

  1. Last week I asked on Twitter who would be considered Toronto’s (the city I presently live in) community manager and was surprised that there were only a few people mentioned.
  2. Over the weekend I read a section in Amber Mac’s book Power Friending (not an affiliate link!) on how to be a community manager.
  3. Jeremiah Owyang defines a community manager as a person within a company, or someone who works for a brand, who works within these 4 (at least) pillars:
  1. community advocacy
  2. brand ambassadorship
  3. online communication
  4. customer service and improvement

So, here is a list of community managers in the Toronto area (not including myself):

  1. Erin Bury
  2. Sheldon Levine
  3. Melissa Smich
  4. Stuart Thursby
  5. Nafi Dhanani
  6. Robb M.
  7. Eric Floresca
  8. Crystal Gibson
  9. Dennis Logan
  10. The Creative Type
  11. Noorin Ladhani
  12. Katharine Foster
  13. Andrew F. Stewart
  14. Mary Pretotto
  15. Naomi Elise
  16. Julie Tyios
  17. Meghan Warby
  18. Gary Hilson
  19. Trina Boos
  20. Melissa Feeney
  21. Parth Shukla
  22. Lindsey McInerney
  23. Hardeep Gosal
  24. Colin Smillie
  25. Jared Golberg
  26. Aerin Guy
  27. Soniya Monga

Obviously, this is an incomplete list.  However, I hope that it is of use to you.  If you think anyone should be included, or even excluded from this list, please feel free to comment below.

Update (9/9/10):

  1. Michael Nus
  2. Sameer Vasta
  3. @kathduffy
  4. Dave Duncan
  5. Mike Mahoney
  6. @alexukie
  7. Carolyn Van
  8. Gloria Chic
  9. @feartheweekend
  10. @hambfeck
  11. Jonathan Sinden