The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces New Board Members

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The addition of two new LPF board members helps to strengthen the Foundation's vision as well as the future of the loss prevention/asset protection industry.

"The Foundation continues to strive for a broad range of industry perspectives so we can serve the loss prevention/asset protection industry in an informed and comprehensive manner." - Gene Smith, LPC, President, The Loss Prevention Foundation

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced the selection of its newest board members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation at its recent board meeting in Savannah, GA.

The following individuals have accepted the nomination and have been approved by the board to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors:

  •     Scott Glenn, J.D., Vice President & CSO, Loss Prevention, Safety & Business Continuity, Sears Holdings
  •     Mike Silveira, Vice President Loss Prevention, CVS Caremark

Also, the following past board members received special recognition for their past contributions and support to the board of directors:

  •     Sonya Hostetler, Vice President of Asset protection & Safety, Walmart
  •     Al Voels, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

“The Foundation continues to strive for a broad range of industry perspectives so we can serve the loss prevention/asset protection industry in an informed and comprehensive manner,” said Gene Smith, LPC, president of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “These leaders have proven that they have tremendous industry vision and have clearly demonstrated their commitment to improving the loss prevention industry through supporting education.”

Each of these new board members has openly expressed their support for industry-specific loss prevention certification. They are personally committed to obtaining the LPC designation and have supported their companies approving the LPQ and LPC as a preferred requirement for all job postings. It is clear that, each of them has a passion for improving our professional perception as an industry and feel professional certification is a critical step in achieving that goal.

“The Foundation continues to amass strong retail support for its mission—educating the loss prevention industry by providing challenging and convenient resources such as our LPQ and LPC certification programs,” said Frank Johns, LPC, chairman of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “Each of these professionals brings a unique perspective as a result of their extensive expertise in loss prevention and store operations.”

For a complete list of board members, visit our site: LPF Board of Directors

LPF is also proud to recognize that LPF board member Mike Lamb, LPC was recently promoted to Vice President, Asset Protection & Safety for Walmart.

About The Loss Prevention Foundation: The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) is a not-for-profit 501 c (6) organization founded in 2006, by industry leading professionals to serve the loss prevention /asset protection industry. An international leader in educating and certifying loss prevention and asset protection professionals, LPF is responsible for administering the industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials: LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC). With 24/7 online educational resources and a professional membership program, the LPF is able to educate the industry like no other organization of its kind, in the world. LPF is also focused on driving more talent to the industry from colleges, universities, military and law enforcement through its Academic Retail Partnership Program and its Hire A Vet Program.

For Media Inquiries, Please contact Christina Kendall at christina.kendall(at)losspreventionfoundation(dot)org

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