AATN is very excited to announce that this year’s guest speaker is none other than Bradley Myles. Bradley has devoted himself to the work and recovery of victims in the human trafficking arena for several decades.
Bradley Myles serves as Senior Advisor-Innovation at Panorama Global where he stewards external partnerships, works closely with a network of social entrepreneurs, and develops creative strategies and solutions in support of Panorama’s social impact goals as a platform for social change. During his time at Panorama, he has supported the creation and development of multiple new program areas, including the Image-Based Sexual Abuse and Online Safety Initiative, the Accelerating Social Change Leadership Initiative (ACSLI), the Collaborative Learning from Impact Philanthropy (CLIP) project, and the Resolve Fund for Preventing Gun Violence.
Prior to joining Panorama, Bradley served on the founding team and then as CEO at Polaris, building, growing, and leading one of the prominent anti-trafficking organizations in the United States for 15 years. When he joined the organization’s founding team, he researched local human trafficking markets, assisted survivors, advocated for policy change, provided training to a variety of audiences, and worked with federal and local law enforcement in Washington, DC to establish and coordinate one of the nation’s first multi-disciplinary task forces on human trafficking. Bradley helped envision and launch the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline at Polaris, a 24/7 live operation that has now identified and responded to more than 70,000 cases of human trafficking nationwide over a 15-year period since December 2007. The United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and other countries have now replicated this national hotline and data hub model. Under his leadership as CEO from 2010 to 2019, Polaris tripled in size and grew to an annual budget of $13 million with 130 staff members.
Bradley has served as an advisor, coach, and technical subject matter expert on human trafficking, gender-based violence, the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), social entrepreneurship, and non-profit leadership to multiple non-government organizations in the anti-trafficking field, including the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), the Freedom Fund, Survivor Alliance, the World Without Exploitation (WorldWE) coalition, the United Way Center on Human Trafficking, Freedom Forward, The Sanar Institute, The Network, Aequitas, and others. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sandy Hook Promise in the gun violence prevention field.
Bradley holds degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Stanford University, where he also completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders (EPNL) through the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a 2017 recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.