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.

  • Jay Ehrhart

    Public Relations Officer

    Jay has been with the Department of Tourism as Public Relations Officer for over three years. He has extensive media experience with over twenty five years in the radio and television journalism industries. He was with the Cayman Islands national broadcaster, Radio Cayman for almost 18 years and completed his tenure as the News Director. His other journalism experience comes from the Tampa Bay area of Florida in the United States. He also volunteers his time to many of the nonprofit organizations providing Emcee and auctioneer duties for various events.

  • Zachary Jones

    Public Relations Assistant

    Zachary Jones joined the Grand Cayman Head Office in August 2017 in the role of Public Relations Assistant. Jones has a strong understanding of public relations, media relations and social media. His prior work experience includes working as a Communications and Marketing Intern at the Human Rights Campaign, a Public Affairs/Policy Intern at the Association of American Universities, an Account Executive at Happy Valley Communications and a Press Secretary at the University Park Undergraduate Association. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • 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.