Chad Aldridge is an Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition Manager for the Port of Seattle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where he has been leading the implementation of the Ports Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy since 2018. Chad joined the Port in 2018, as a Policy and Outreach Manager and has worked diligently on the implementation of an Executive Director’s Anti-Human Trafficking Policy, and the selection of a nonprofit organization, to develop comprehensive Human Trafficking Awareness Training. This training is required for all 2000 Port employees and is offered to the 30,000 employees working in Port facilities. Since Joining the Port of Seattle Chad has planned, coordinated and executed the synchronized launch of a Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign with King County, the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Air Group, Expedia, Uber, and Lyft and served as an appointed member of the Sub-Committee for Policy and Protocol, Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, US Dept of Transportation.
Chad came to the Port of Seattle after retirement from the United States Army in 2018, where he served for 27 years. In the Army, Chad served as a Senior Special Agent & First Sergeant with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division. His time in the Army took him across the United States and overseas on many occasions where he witnessed human trafficking in South Korea and in the Middle East first hand.
Chad continues working with community-based advocacy organizations in the Puget Sound area to further shape and expand the Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy, so the Port of Seattle can be a role model for others throughout the transportation industry.