RUTH LIMTIACO | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ruth Limtiaco has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, public education programs and issues advisement. Since October 1989, she has owned The Limtiaco Company, an award-winning firm which has developed numerous successful public awareness campaigns, both in Hawaii and nationally. The company has handled media relations and publicity for clients ranging from island nations to multi-million dollar resorts to shopping malls and retailers. Additionally, the company has directed highly successful awareness campaigns for corporate and governmental organizations.
The ability to analyze a situation that poses an awareness or marketing challenge is one of Ruth’s strengths. As president of the company, she continues to involve herself deeply in client work at the strategic planning level and remains a key player in the on-going work. The development of effective messages and outlets for public perception have marked campaigns for clients such as the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Hawai`i Convention Center, the State Department of Transportation and the City Department of Environmental Services. Private developers, hospitality companies and educational institutions have benefited from creative outreach programs in addition to solid advisement during events of crisis communications proportions.
Ruth began her career in communications while living on the island of Guam in Micronesia, where she spent fourteen years. She built a successful communications company there; and continues to have active ties to Guam and Micronesia.
Ruth sits on the board of directors of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, `Iolani Palace and the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, where she chairs the Small Business Council. She has been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers since 1986. TLC has been named one of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Hawaii by Pacific Business News.
Ruth holds a second degree black belt in aikido and paddled with an outrigger canoe team for four years, successfully participating in the 43 mile open-ocean race from Molokai to Oahu.