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Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking

The Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act (Pub. L. No. 115-99) required the establishment of a Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (ACHT) to make recommendations on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking, and to develop recommended best practices for States and State and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking.  The Federal Register Notice published on July 6, 2018 to solicit nominations for membership provides additional details.


The Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking submitted its Final Report on July 2nd, 2019.


ACHT, established by Charter on October 3, 2018, is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve for the life of the committee. The members of the ACHT are a cross-section of stakeholders from both industry and labor, including representatives from the aviation, bus, law enforcement, maritime, port, rail, and trucking sectors.  

  • Chairperson: Catherine Todd Bailey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia  
  • Vice Chairperson: Linda Burtwistle, President & COO, Coach USA; Board Member, American Bus Association  
  • Paul Anderson, President and CEO, Port Tampa Bay  
  • Nicole Clifton, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, United Parcel Service  
  • Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, President and CEO, Garner Transportation Group; Vice-Chair, American Trucking Associations  
  • Michelle Guelbart, Director, Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA  
  • Greg Hynes, Alternate National Legislative Director, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD)  
  • Kristen Joyner, Executive Director, South West Transit Association  
  • Loretta Kennedy, Director, Domestic Operations and Investigations, JetBlue Airways  
  • Laura J. Lederer, President, Global Centurion  
  • David Lorenzen, Chief, Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa DOT  
  • Kendis Paris, Executive Director, Truckers Against Trafficking  
  • Mi Yung Park, Government Relations Director, A21  
  • Eric Smith, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Hendry Marine Industries  
  • Lynn Thoman, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2021