Senior Survivor Leader Advisor
U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
United States and Dominican Republic
Mr. Ronny Marty is a Certified Public Accountant, hospitality manager, independent anti-human trafficking consultant, and anti-trafficking advocate. In December 2016, Mr. 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). In March 2018, Ronny was re-appointed by President Trump to serve for two more years.
After paying a labor recruiter to help him obtain a work visa and travel to the United States for a promised hospitality job, Mr. Marty was forced into factory work by a trafficker. Mr. Marty 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. Mr. Marty has been interviewed by national media outlets including The Washington Post and NPR.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Marty has leveraged over 20 years’ experience working with diverse ethnic groups and cultures to advance in the hospitality industry. He has worked as an executive housekeeper at the Hilton Marco Island Hotel since 2010. From 1996 to 2007, he was a manager at the Hotel Hacienda Resorts and Hotel Sun Village Resorts and Spa in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Marty received a B.A. from the Santiago University of Technology in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.