Eliza McCoy

Eliza McCoy
Vice President of Programs & Impact

In her role as Vice President of Programs & Impact, Eliza plays a critical role in bolstering and expanding the AHLA Foundation’s programs and broadening their impact.  Since the beginning of her time at AHLA, Eliza has worked to develop and support the  No Room For Trafficking Initiative – a national initiative that builds on the industry’s ongoing commitment and work to end human trafficking. Additionally, she led the effort to build the No Room For Trafficking Survivor Fund for human trafficking victims. The fund provides long-term support and economic stability for survivors while advancing training and education to prevent human trafficking in the lodging industry.  More recently, Eliza’s role has diversified to also include oversight of program implementation, including the Empowering Youth Program, the DOL Apprenticeship Program, the Mentorship Program, and AHLA Foundation Professional Development Scholarships.

For more than 15 years, McCoy has worked as a non-profit leader with expertise in law enforcement, program-centered fundraising, communication and development. Prior to joining the AHLA Foundation, McCoy served as an executive director at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – where she led the organization’s transformation of outreach, training and prevention efforts. She also worked for the Center for Alexandria’s Children – helping expand the awareness and support of community-based programs to prevent and respond to child abuse. She began her career as an investigator with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office after graduating from the Westchester County Police Academy in 2007. Bilingual in Spanish, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from George Mason University.