Andrea Colby has been named Director of Communications at Montverde Academy.

Colby is a seasoned communications professional with experience in public and media relations, event management, and fundraising. She joins Montverde Academy from Real Life Christian Academy (RLCA), where she served as Director of Communication. In her role there, she was responsible for all aspects of communications, academy branding and marketing, and served on the Academy’s leadership team.

Prior to RLCA, Colby earned her experience in corporate, agency, non-profit, and education organizations. She worked for boutique public relations agencies in Albany, NY, developing media and public relations strategies for companies such as Beech-Nut®, Lord & Taylor, and Rent-A-Center®. As part of the defunct K·B Toys stores chain, she served in the corporate office working in public relations to support the more than 1,300 stores nationwide. She has managed public relations and events, directed member relations, and handled aspects of fundraising in a number of non-profit organizations.

Colby earned her Bachelor’s degree in business communications from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL.

A Massachusetts native, she and her family relocated from Athens, NY, in the summer of 2016 and have happily settled in Clermont. In New York, she actively volunteered time with community organizations, serving on the Board of the Greene County YMCA and the Hudson Valley Youth Soccer League.


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