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Mary Gormandy White, M.A.

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Mary Gormandy White is a communication expert and training professional. She holds an M.A. in Communication, a B.A. in Business Communication and has completed extensive post-graduate work in instructional design/development. In addition to writing for YourDictionary, she conducts corporate training as a partner with MTI Business Solutions and is a Communication instructor with Chattanooga State Community College.


  • Communications Instructor
  • Corporate training and Partner with MTI Business Solutions


  • Auburn University: M.A., Communication
  • Spring Hill College: B.A., Business Communication

Certifications and Awards

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Everything DiSC Certified Trainer

Detailed Experience

Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a talent development expert and dynamic speaker, trainer, facilitator, college instructor, and writer.

She is an instructor of Speech Communication at Chattanooga State Community College and managing partner of MTI Business Solutions, where she provides training, speaking, and consulting services focused on building better workplaces through effective communication, leadership, management, and human resources best practices.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communication from Spring Hill College. She has also completed extensive post-graduate work in Instructional design and Development.

She has two senior-level HR certifications (SHRM-SCP and SPHR) and is an Everything DiSC Certified facilitator. She is currently working toward an Effective Teaching Practices certification via the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).

In addition to writing for, Mary currently writes for and She has extensive freelance writing experience, as well as significant professional experience in higher education, operations management, advertising, and public relations.