Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey

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Chair, Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking

Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey is chair of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking. She is also chair and co-founder of Operation Open Arms, an organization that places children whose mothers are incarcerated with foster families.

From 2005 to 2008, she served as U.S. ambassador to Latvia, where she was awarded the Honor of the Order of the Three Stars by the president of Latvia, the highest honor given to an individual for outstanding public service.

Bailey received the Unsung Heroine Award presented by Mitsubishi Motors in 2002 for her work with Operation Open Arms and was recognized by the Muhammad Ali Museum as one of the Ten Most Influential Women in 2008. She serves on the Atlantic Council Advisory Committee, the board of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), and Operation Open Arms.

She was awarded a Doctorate of Law from Franklin College.

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