Surety Bank in DeLand — BEACON FILE PHOTO
Surety Bank in DeLand BEACON FILE PHOTO

Surety Bank, a DeLand-based community bank, announced it is partnering with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative to combat and raise awareness around human trafficking.

“Although we don’t usually see it happening, human trafficking is an evil that is all around us,” said Surety Bank CEO Ryan James. “Surety is proud to do our part by working with the ATII to shine a light on these terrible acts through monitoring traffickers’ access to financial systems,” he said.

Based in the United States, ATII, a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2019, operates globally to combat modern slavery by leveraging corporate social responsibilities directly through anti-human-trafficking program development, facilitating awareness, targeted data collection, technology integration, and sourcing actionable intelligence.

“The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative is honored to have Surety Bank as a formal sponsor and a corporate partner in the fight against modern slavery,” said Aaron Kahler, ATII founder and chief executive. “The bank will help us through their ability to foster dialogue, share information and report suspicious activity related to human trafficking,” he added.

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— Compiled by Interim Business Editor Tory Brown


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