BEACON, NY– Clearwater has announced that Antoinette “Toni” Martin, a veteran journalist and communicator, has joined the organization as its new communications director. In this role, Martin handles all media relations, including content for the Clearwater.org website.
Martin brings to Clearwater an extensive and wide-ranging journalism background, ranging from being a real-estate columnist for The New York Times to a feature writer for the Detroit Free Press and from political writer for the Hartford Courant to Arts editor of The Montclair Times. In one previous position, as a communicator at Rutgers University, she specialized in science and medicine, and she has been an editor with several web sites and is a published essayist.
“I am thrilled to take this position with Clearwater, an organization with richly diverse programs centered on a single purpose – revitalizing the Hudson River,” said Martin. “As Clearwater begins the post-Pete Seeger era and new leadership joins those who’ve been committed for decades, I am enthusiastic about having the opportunity to play a role in helping the organization continue to inspire, educate, advocate and motivate.”
Peter Gross, executive director of Clearwater since May 2014, said, “Clearwater is fortunate and delighted to welcome Toni as part of our team and to benefit from her experience and skill as a communicator, her understanding of traditional journalism as well as electronic media, her keen sense of Clearwater’s programs and projects and her appreciation of our ideals, values and mission.”
Martin is a new resident of Clearwater’s home city of Beacon, having relocated from her long-time residence in Montclair, NJ. A California native, Martin obtained her B.A. from UC Berkeley, where she was editor-in-chief of The Daily Californian.