Steven Mackay of Radford, Va., has been named communications coordinator for the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

Mackay will help spearhead communication projects for the College of Engineering, working closely with colleagues from the department and University Relations to enhance the reputation of and to build support for the college and its programs. He also will edit the college’s annual Engineering News publication.

Mackay previously was managing editor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Overdrive magazine, a 100,000-circulation business trade publication targeting owner-operator truck drivers. At the Birmingham (Ala.) Business Journal, he served as Web editor from 2002 until 2003 before being promoted to special sections editor in 2004. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as managing editor of the Smyth County News & Messenger in Marion, Va., and from 1996 until 2001, he worked as a reporter for the Hickory (N.C.) Daily Record. He is a member of the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Mackay received his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., in 1996.