AHLA Foundation Names Anti-Trafficking Campaign Head | Business Travel News

The American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the AHLA, has appointed anti-human trafficking professional Eliza McCoy as VP of awareness and prevention programs, the foundation announced Monday. 

In this newly created position, McCoy will expand AHLA Foundation’s No Room for Trafficking campaign, which is the industry’s national initiative to end human trafficking. One of the aims of the campaign is to ensure every member hotel employee is trained to spot and stop trafficking. 

Prior to joining the AHLA Foundation, McCoy served as an executive director at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, director of operations and development for the Center for Alexandria’s Children and the director of marketing and engagement for the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. She has worked as a non-profit leader with expertise in law enforcement, program-centered fundraising, communication and development, according to the foundation.

McCoy will also lead an effort to build a survivors’ fund for human trafficking victims. The fund is slated to provide long-term support and economic stability for survivors while advancing training and education to prevent human trafficking in the lodging industry, according to AHLA.

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