Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Director of Communications

Beginning the first of September, broadcast journalist and television production teacher Altoria White will be the new director of communications for the Diocese of Southeast Florida.

Mary Cox, who has been the editor of The Net since 1999 and director of communications since 2000, retires on Aug. 31.

White is a native of Jacksonville, FL, where she currently leads the Television Production department at Atlantic Coast High School and has her own photography and videography business.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts and Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University and a master’s degree in business with emphasis in marketing from the University of Phoenix.

She has worked in public relations with the City of Jacksonville and in video communications with Duval County Public Schools, and describes as “one of my proudest accomplishments” her work as a producer for Teen Summit for Black Entertainment Television(BET) in Washington, DC.

White serves as public relations chair for her parish, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. She also offers her communications skills and expertise in the community as a journalist of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a member of the Digital Advisory Board for Florida State College of Jacksonville, and a committee member of the NAACP ACT-SO program, a national youth initiative of the NAACP.

White said she is looking forward to “utilizing all of my communications skills under one umbrella” after working in positions that required only her broadcasting or marketing background.

“I want to help the diocese reach its goal [of] reaching the most people with the message, using the most avenues to communicate that message.”

She can be reached at

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