CEO, Polaris Project
Bradley Myles serves as Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a global leader in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and to restore freedom to survivors. For over a decade, he has devoted himself to combating human trafficking and modern slavery on a local, national, and global scale. Mr. Myles’ early efforts focused on directly serving survivors, researching local human trafficking markets, and helping to build Washington DC’s first-ever Human Trafficking Task Force. Under Myles’ leadership, Polaris has worked to strengthen the U.S. national movement against human trafficking through policy advocacy in all 50 states and through a wide range of training and capacity-building programs. He also helped create and launch Polaris’s operation of the United States national human trafficking hotline (1-888-373-7888), which has identified and responded to more than 25,000 cases of human trafficking nationwide. This model is now regarded as one of the best-functioning anti- trafficking hotlines in the world and has become a focal point of Polaris’ growing global programs.