Countering Human Trafficking (San Antonio)
March 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm CST
March 6 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm America/San Antonio
Please join BENS members and guests Wednesday, March 6th, at Club Giraud for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project. In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking and forced labor, including thousands of people right here in the United States. It is a threat to global security, public safety, and human dignity. During National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to ending these predatory crimes at home and across the globe. Austin will lead a discussion on countering human trafficking through the use of data intelligence and innovative data-driven methods to map trafficking networks and disrupt their profit flow.
Austin Shamlin is the CEO and founder of Traverse Project, a nonprofit founded in 2023 to combat human trafficking networks. He has served in the law enforcement and security industry for over 20 years, most recently serving as director of operations with an anti-human trafficking nonprofit under the Tim Tebow Foundation. Austin is a professionally recognized geopolitical security subject matter expert on Haiti and has previously served as a special advisor to the Haitian Minister of Justice. Prior to his nonprofit work, he served as a police executive with the D.C. government. Prior to working for the District of Columbia, Austin worked as a government contractor in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti.
Countering Human Trafficking (Houston)
Please join BENS members and guests Thursday, March 7th, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project. In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking and forced labor, including thousands of people right here in the United States. It is a threat to global security, public safety, and human dignity.…
Discussion with Hiring Our Heroes
Since 2011, Hiring Our Heroes | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has worked to create meaningful employment opportunities for transitional service members, veterans, and military spouses. Developing the National Security Workforce continues to be a key priority of BENS work. By providing expertise on human capital strategy, recruitment, and retention we assist the national security community in securing the best talent America has to offer. This is a key opportunity to discuss how we can collaboratively support these workforce challenges.
Members Only: Roadmap Discussion w/General Ray
Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Wednesday, March 13th at the Harvard Club. This will be an opportunity for members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray on the new Roadmap for the organization. The BENS Roadmap acknowledges there is unprecedented complexity in today’s global security environment. The US Military, an institution whose capacity has not been updated since the 1990s, is transitioning from a…