This presentation was given at the national symposium Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2017. This event was hosted by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. Details on Out of the Shadows can be found at endsexualexploitation.org/boysandmen/
n this joint presentation by Kevin Malone (President of the Board) and Geoffrey Rogers (CEO), learn why the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) was formed, and how they came to the knowledge of boys being trafficked for sex in America. Hear the details of how they have responded to the dramatic lack of services for these children by opening one of the first boys safe homes in the country for young, biologically born male survivors, and begin to understand why a significant proportion of these victims are coming from within the LGBTQ community.
As a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Geoff rose quickly to the rank of Vice President at IBM and Dassault Systemes in his corporate career. He was the recipient of numerous distinctive awards, including enlistment into the exclusive “Next-Gen” program, as one of 40 future senior leaders selected from IBM’s global employee population of over 300,000.
After 15 years in the corporate world, Geoff left to begin his focus on non-profit work in 2011. Since then, Geoff and his wife Kerri have run the Ships of Tarshish, a non-profit, Christian production company in Tampa, FL, with a mission to engage Christians across America on critical social issues that The Church needs to address. Their latest project, titled Blind Eyes Opened, is a nationwide documentary about the truth of sex trafficking in America. While working on the film, Geoff developed a passion for those caught in the grips of the industry.
Recognizing the dramatic need to fight human trafficking across the United States, Geoff co-founded the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking and serves as the CEO of the organization. Geoff and his wife, Kerri, value family and enjoy spending time with their three amazing boys.
Kevin Malone retired in 2001 after three years as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ending an illustrious 17 year career.
Malone played baseball at the University of Louisville and is in the Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration in 1980 and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians. In 1985, Kevin was hired by the California Angels and in 1989, became a Scouting Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins. Malone helped the Twins defeat the Atlanta Braves to win the 1991 World Series.
In 1994, Kevin was named General Manager of the Montreal Expos. In that strike shortened season, the Expos finished with the best record (74-40) in Major League Baseball. In 1995, Malone was named “The Best General Manager in the Game.” In 1996-97, Kevin was the Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles, who advanced to the American League Championship Series both years.
Kevin in 2005 opened and owned the Mercedes-Benz of Valencia dealership in Los Angeles. He was Executive Producer on three films; “Like Dandelion Dust,” “Faith of Our Fathers,” and the “SHAWN Movie.” Learning of human trafficking in 2009, Malone has been focused on ending child sex slavery ever since. In 2014 Malone started Protect The P.A.T.H. and in 2016 he co-founded the United States Institute Against Human Trafficking.