Susan M. Budowski, Esq.
President & Chief Executive OfficerSusan has dedicated her life’s work to fighting for the rights of children and the less fortunate. Attorney Budowski became a member of the Florida Bar in 2004 and was added to the Roles of The Law Society of England and Wales in August 2012, which allows her to practice law in nearly 40 countries. Prior to her time as an attorney, she worked at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, where she received multiple Exceptional Performance Awards from high-ranking agency members including former CIA Director William Gates, who also served as Secretary of Defense for both President Bush and President Obama. As a Guardian ad litem in the state of Florida, Susan has handled countless cases with one mission always at heart – keeping the children first. Human trafficking is an issue near and dear to her heart since she discovered its appalling presence throughout the United States, and she seeks to utilize her experience fighting for human rights to help rehabilitate survivors and ensure that justice is brought to the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
Michael E. Budowski
Chairman Advisory BoardMichael has spent much of his career as a serial entrepreneur and sales and marketing expert founding a slew of successful businesses and offering wisdom on these triumphs – and his failures – on panels, television and radio programs, and in print publications. Michael co-founded his first company in 1984, which later sold to a multi-billion dollar British company, and was President of a dot com that did Super Bowl advertising in the midst of the internet boom. Outraged at the discovery that the atrocity known as human trafficking was occurring in his own backyard of Central Florida, he decided to take action to help put an end to this horrific industry and help rehabilitate the survivors. He seeks to utilize his experience in marketing and business to spread awareness throughout the United States so that human trafficking may be eradicated forever.
Florida is one of the top destinations for sex trafficking in the United States. It is the mission of Hope City United to provide therapeutic safe homes for survivors rescued from sex trafficking and to provide the most advanced individual and group counseling programs, ongoing education, and life skills to aid survivors on their journey. Hope City United understands that recovery involves physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects, and addresses each one with value, patience, and care. We act as a stable and secure environment, providing unconditional love and acceptance, and fostering hope, healing, and growth.
To provide hope, healing, and restoration to survivors of sex trafficking.