The New York Festivals has hired Anne White, 53, as director of marketing. Her primary focus will be bringing wider awareness to the organization's nine U.S. and international awards competitions. White rejoins NYF after an eight-year absence. She served as creative services director at the former NYF headquarters in Chappaqua, N.Y., from 1992-94. For the past few years she has worked in information technology in the U.S. and U.K., most recently serving as marketing manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions of New Jersey.