Abbe Horswill, senior manager of human rights and social impact at Marriott International, oversees Marriott’s rights-based initiatives and its relationships and program development with nonprofits. Most recently, Horswill led the development of Marriott’s new human trafficking awareness training, which is required for all on-property associates.
Previously, she stood up the Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center, which builds nationwide capacity to serve trafficking victims. There she led a strategic planning process, worked with victim service providers and anti-trafficking organizations, and delivered coaching.
Earlier in her career, Horswill served as a program coordinator for the Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, an analyst on the child sex trafficking team at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and a call specialist on the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris.
She has a B.A. in leadership studies with additional majors in women’s studies and international relations from the University of Richmond and a Master of Arts in international development studies with a self-designed concentration in human trafficking from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
Horswill received an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.