Communications executive rejoins brand after tenure at distinguished Jamaican law firm
Sandals Resorts International recently announced the appointment of Rachel McLarty to corporate director of communications and public relations, overseeing the company’s corporate communication efforts and public relations initiatives for the Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts brands throughout the Caribbean.
Reporting to Executive Chairman Adam Stewart and CEO Gebhard Rainer, McLarty returns to the organisation after a 10-year hiatus where she previously held the position of group director of corporate relations.
“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 organization,” said Adam Stewart, executive chairman of SRI.
“Rachel McLarty is that voice in the Caribbean, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to the company as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and plan for the next 40.”
McLarty, who will be based in the Kingston headquarters of Sandals Resorts International, will lead a talented team of public relations and communication professionals in Jamaica and throughout the entire Caribbean region. During her first tenure with SRI, McLarty served as group director of corporate relations for the organisation for a period of five years, beginning in 2006.
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 chairman of the Board for St Andrew High School for Girls and the SOS Children’s Villages in Jamaica.
“Sandals Resorts International remains the brand standard for Caribbean organisations, and it is an honour to rejoin the company at such a prolific time,” said McLarty.
“And while I have certainly followed the tremendous success of the brands 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.”