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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  • Ruth Myles

    Manager, Public Relations

    Ruth Myles is the Public Relations Manager with global responsibility for strategic brand management, crisis response, reputation management, administration of the Cayman Islands Film Commission, and a variety of copywriting services.  As a Ministry of Tourism scholar and committed civil servant, Mrs. Myles began her career in the Communications and Brand Management fields upon her graduation from The University of Tampa in 2003, working with Government Information Services as an Information Officer. She transitioned to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority where she worked as a Public Relations Officer, until taking up a position with the Department of Tourism in 2012.

  • Theresa Cole

    Public Relations Assistant

    Ms. Theresa Cole joined the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism in December 2019 as the Public Relations Assistant. In this role, Ms. Cole is responsible for providing administrative and technical support to the Public Relations Officer and Manager; as well as preparing and disseminating destination focused information to media and assisting with the visiting journalist programme. Prior to joining DoT, Ms. Cole was employed with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as a Public Relations Assistant. Ms. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications (Honors) from The University of Tampa.  

  • 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.