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More New Faces at GIS

More New Faces at GIS

Caymanian recruits Kristi Anderson and Martin Wilkinson bring experience and creativity to government's communications team.

Kristi is Government Information Services's (GIS) newest information officer, assigned to provide public relations assistance to the Ministry of Education, Training & Employment.

Graduating from London Metropolitan University in 2008 with a Master of Arts and a Master of Science in International Marketing Communication and Strategy, following undergraduate work in Communication, Business Administration and World Literature, she brings vibrant, fresh ideas to the table.

Previously employed with Digicel as a marketing executive, Kristi says that "creativity and art have always been my passion. This led to my interest in communication and marketing where I can utilise my skills."

With a bubbly, outgoing personality, the young Caymanian enjoys balancing work with spending time with family and friends and indulging her passion for art. Having recently finished an abstract acrylic, she's currently drawing landscapes and portraits.

Martin Wilkinson has joined GIS as the manager of the Electronic Media Unit (EMU), leading a team of three video production specialists that work for all government ministries, portfolios and departments.

The EMU manager oversees the production of GIS Spotlight (the weekly TV show which airs every Monday at 8:30pm on CITN) and public service announcements; filming, editing and archiving video of Government events; and providing footage to CITN on various special events.

Since 1992 Martin has owned and operated VIP Productions which currently has a staff of three. The company handles corporate promotion, weddings, and real estate, underwater and aerial videography. His biggest event was being awarded exclusive rights to film former President Clinton's presentation on his recent visit to the Cayman Islands.

Martin's love of diving drove his pursuit of a video career. A SCUBA Dive Master boasting over 5,000 dives, he has an Honours degree in Marine Biology from the University College of Swansea (University of Wales).

His spare time involves wife LaRene and children Jade (11) and Willow (7), providing voluntary videography and photography services to the Cayman Islands Humane Society and various sporting organizations, and, of course, diving.

"I am very excited to add my expertise to GIS," said Martin. "I look forward to this continued journey."

Since the early 1980s GIS has provided communications services to the Cayman Islands Government. In addition to the production of traditional items such as press releases and graphic products, over the past decade the office has expanded into television, social media and other web-based services.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Yvette Cacho




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