Michelle Guelbart


Michelle leads program development and strategy for ECPAT-USA’s private sector work. As Director of Private Sector Engagement she advises companies on corporate social responsibility efforts to protect children from trafficking. Michelle provides support and recommendations to ECPAT-USA partners including Carlson Companies, Delta Air Lines, Wyndham Worldwide, Sabre, and Hilton Worldwide. This includes expert consultation for corporate policy development, programs, training, and workshops. In addition, she is frequently asked to provide input during discussions between socially responsible investors and corporations. Michelle presents her work and recommendations to local, international, and federal government agencies as well as industry professionals. She has contributed to Congressional testimony and multi-stakeholder engagement efforts including through the World Economic Forum, Institute of Medicine, and the White House National Action Plan on Responsible Business. Michelle wrote the content for the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute’s e-learning module to combat child sex trafficking in the United States. She has been interviewed on her work by CNN, New York Times, Travel Weekly, Business Travel News, among other publications and was named a 2014 Changemaker by MeetingsNet. Michelle received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University’s School of Social Work with a focus in international social work and social policy.

Presenting on the following days:

Monday, June 4 | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
ECPAT: The Meeting and Event Industry’s Role in Combatting Sex Trafficking