Public Relations

To manage external and internal communications and relationships, in both international and local arenas, so that goodwill and mutual understanding is developed between the Department of Tourism and its publics.

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  • Lauren Book

    Manager, Global Public Relations Services

    Lauren joined the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in August 2022. She has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, internal communications, and business development in the Cayman Islands, UK, and Canada. As Manager, Global Public Relations Services, Lauren is responsible for the department’s global public relations strategy, including media relations, local and international communications, brand management as well as managing the department’s international public relations agencies and the Visiting Journalist Programme.

    Prior to joining CIDOT, she was employed as a Business Development and Communications Specialist by a prominent offshore law firm. Additionally, Lauren worked as PR Manager for a prominent local real estate developer, and as a Communications Manager for a large regional insurance company. Lauren holds a BA in Professional Writing and Communications from York University and a MA in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Leeds Business School.

  • Hannah Ebanks

    Public Relations Officer

    Ms. Hannah Ebanks joined the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in July 2021 as the Public Relations Officer, having previously worked in journalism, marketing and public relations in the United States. In this role, Ms. Ebanks is responsible for copywriting, assisting with media relations and managing the visiting journalist programme; as well as supervising the Public Relations Assistant. Prior to joining DoT, she worked as a freelance Marketing Assistant for various marketing agencies in the United States. Ms. Ebanks holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and minor in Marketing and Marketing Communications from Emerson College.

  • Patrick Gorham

    Graphic Designer and Photographer

    Patrick joined the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in 1996, having previously worked in advertising, graphic design and photography in London, UK. He was hired in London and moved to the Cayman Islands in 1983 to work for Nor’wester Magazine and as the art director for Diversified Services advertising agency. In 1984, Patrick moved on to work for Cayman Free Press, now named Pinnacle Media, where he designed their publications and commercial work. Patrick transitioned into the public sector in 1996 and he has since worked at CIDOT. He studied graphic design and photography at University of Suffolk where he gained his licentiateship to the Society of Industrial Artists Designers (SIAD) along with the East Anglian Diploma in Design.