Honorable Ronny Marty
Honorable Ronny Marty is a Certified Public Accountant, hospitality manager, independent anti-human trafficking consultant, and anti-trafficking advocate. In December 2015, Honorable Marty was appointed by President Obama to become a member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, a group of eleven survivor leaders who bring their knowledge and experience to advise and provide policy recommendations to the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). He was reappointed by President Donald Trump in 2018.
After paying a labor recruiter to help him obtain a work visa and travel to the United States for a promised hospitality job, Marty was forced into factory work by a trafficker. He escaped this situation despite threats to himself and his family in the Dominican Republic.
Now, he speaks to national audiences and the media to raise awareness of all forms of human trafficking within the United States, particularly highlighting the existence of labor trafficking. He has been interviewed by national media outlets including The Washington Post and NPR. Marty has consulted with government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, on how to strengthen their anti-trafficking efforts.
Marty has leveraged over 20 years’ experience working with diverse ethnic groups and cultures to advance in the hospitality industry. He has a B.A. from the Santiago University of Technology in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.