Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has announced the appointment of Rachel McLarty as corporate director of communications and public relations, overseeing the company’s initiatives in that field for Sandals and Beaches resorts brands throughout the Caribbean.
Reporting to Executive Chairman Adam Stewart and CEO Gebhard Rainer, McLarty returns to the organisation after an 11-year hiatus, having previously held the position of group director of corporate relations from 2006 to 2011.
“We are in a moment of tremendous momentum and require a skilled, expert hand to navigate through what will be an upcoming decade of unprecedented growth for the organisation,” said Stewart. “Rachel McLarty is that voice in the Caribbean, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to the company as we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary and plan for the next 40.”
McLarty, who will be based in SRI’s Kingston offices, will lead a talented team of public relations and communication professionals in Jamaica and throughout the entire Caribbean. Prior to rejoining the company, she served as an attorney-at-law at Myers, Fletcher & Gordon, one of the largest law firms in Jamaica.
She is deeply committed to improving and developing Caribbean communities, currently sitting as chair of the board at St Andrew High School for Girls and the SOS Children’s Villages in Jamaica.
“Sandals Resorts International remains the brand standard for Caribbean tourist organisations. It is an honour to rejoin the company at such a prolific and productive time,” said McLarty.
“And while I have certainly followed the tremendous success of the brand in the last decade, I have remained even more impressed by the organisation’s continued commitment to the Caribbean, the region we all call home. I look forward to the incredible work to be done.”
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