Ernie Allen Joins Eid Passport Board of Directors
Eid Passport, Inc. has added renowned child safety advocate Ernie Allen to the company’s board of directors, according to a Business Wire press release.
Allen was founder and chairman of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and served as its president and CEO for 23 years. During his tenure the organization grew to $50 million, more than 180,000 missing children were recovered and the recovery rate increased from 62% to 97%. He launched the nation’s first 24-hour missing children hotline, the national CyberTipline for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, and the Child Victim Identification Program, a central repository of online images and videos designed to aid law enforcement agencies in identifying victims of child pornography.
To extend the effort to protect children globally, in 1998 he founded the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and served as its president and CEO until 2014. Under his leadership the organization developed a 23-nation Global Missing Children’s Network, trained law enforcement in 121 counties and worked with parliaments in 100 countries to enact new laws to combat child pornography.