President Donald Trump appointed University of Louisville alumnus Kevin Malone ’80 to head an anti-human-trafficking task force called the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking as a part of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. The council is the result of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 which sought “to provide advice and recommendations to the President’s Inter-agency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.”

Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone

Malone is a former Cardinal baseball player who graduated from UofL with a bachelor’s degree in justice administration. Following graduation, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians and spent one season in the NY-Penn League before earning his master’s in theology from Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary. He spent time working for the California Angels, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles before retiring from Major League Baseball after 17 years in 2001.

Malone is a member of the UofL Hall of Fame and has spent his recent years defending the rights of human-trafficking victims.

“He has committed his life to eradicating the sex trafficking of children through a proven, evidence-based approach that utilizes collaboration among experienced leaders, survivors, professionals, and service providers in all sectors of human trafficking to battle America’s ‘slave problem,’” said the institute in a public statement.

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