Speaker Date Topic
Alexandra Solorzano Mar 23, 2023
Investigations 101 – Trends, Typologies, & Red Flags in the world of Organized Crime
Investigations 101 – Trends, Typologies, & Red Flags in the world of Organized Crime

Alexandra is the CEO & Founder of Owl Consultancy Group. She specializes on deep-dive investigations centered on detecting, preventing, and dismantling illicit activity. Amongst her areas of expertise are financial crimes investigations, geopolitical investigations, bribery & corruption investigations, and international trade investigations.

In furtherance of this focus, she works with clients to conduct internal investigations, to respond to government-initiated investigations, and to address day-to-day trade compliance related inquiries. She assists clients in effectively safeguarding against financial and reputational damages posed by money laundering threats and financial crimes risks. Alexandra conducts “Know Your Customer” (KYC) counterparty due diligence, including (a) research (using internal and external databases) to identify beneficial ownership, source of funds, and adverse media, (b) screening of all counterparties against sanctions and other denied party lists, and (c) broader transactional reviews to identify any potential red flags related to sanctions, AML/CFT, corruption, bribery, or other financial crime risks.

Alexandra actively monitors legislation and regulatory developments relating to client matters. She delivers policy analysis on various political and economic developments across the globe. She also follows legal trends on beneficial ownership requirements, customer due diligence, and supply chain transparency. With respect to economic sanctions, she tracks the potential effects of newly imposed economic sanctions on countries, entities, individuals, and industry sectors. Further, she assists clients in international litigation and arbitrations.

Matt Friedman Apr 27, 2023
Where Were You? A Profile of Modern Slavery
Where Were You?  A Profile of Modern Slavery

In this presentation, I explore the early days of meeting modern slavery survivors and recount true stories of enslavement in Asia. I recall painful moments that literally changed my life, reflect back on the different approaches to fighting human trafficking over the last 35 years and give an account of the early beginnings of the fight against modern slavery before the phrase “human trafficking” was adopted. As I reflect on the deeply personal lessons learned, my first and foremost goal for this talk is to educate and inspire people to step up and join me in helping to fight this global crime.

Kelsey Elizabeth Bryner May 11, 2023
Child USA
Child USA

CHILD USA is the leading national nonprofit think tank fighting for the civil rights of children.
Our mission is to employ in-depth legal analysis and cutting-edge social science research to protect children, prevent future abuse and neglect, and bring justice to survivors.

We achieve this mission through:

Fighting for the rights of children to be free from child sex abuse through legal reform and holding institutions accountable.
Fighting for the rights of children to medical care.
Fighting to ensure every child’s right to a quality education.

Kelsey Bryner joins CHILD USA as the Development Director. She looks forward to helping our organization grow as we continue to create change and impact policy ensuring that civil rights for children are protected.

Susan Burkholder May 25, 2023
Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness and Action throughout a Rotary District
 Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness and Action throughout a Rotary District

Susan Burkholder worked in the healthcare industry in sales, marketing, consulting, coaching, and executive management roles for 30 years.

In 2013, Susan felt called to    join the fight against human trafficking. She served as an ambassador for Shared Hope International and became an active member of the Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking. 

Since 2015, she has served as a volunteer with Ransomed Life.  Susan currently serves as Ransomed Life's Lead Trainer for Prevention Education. The Ransomed Life Prevention Education Team has presented    for more than 46,000 Community Members, School Staff, Counselors, Medical Professionals, Parents and Middle/High School Students.

In June 2020, Susan joined Rotary as a charter member of the cause based Rotary Club to End Human Trafficking based out of Minnesota. As of July 2021, Susan transferred to the Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking, where she is currently serving as Speaker Coordinator.