About the Author

James Lee, LPC

James Lee, LPC

James “Jim” Lee, LPC is the executive editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Now in its fourteenth year, the magazine is viewed as the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine also is available in digital format with supplemental content published on its website, weekly e-newsletters, podcasts, EyeOnLP videos, and via social media networks. Lee authors the Parting Words column in each issue of the magazine, which is one of the magazine’s most well-read articles.

The magazine was also the originator and key sponsor of the loss prevention industry’s only certification program that led to the creation of The Loss Prevention Foundation and development of the LPQ (qualified) and LP C (certified) designations. Lee is a founding and current member of the Foundation board of directors serving on its executive committee.

Lee has over thirty years of practical experience as a retail security and loss prevention executive, including senior positions with Montgomery Ward, The Broadway, Lazarus, and Marshall’s. In addition, he is the founder of Contact, Inc., a consulting and training company that supports retailers with internal awareness programs, and LPjobs.com, the largest e-recruiting platform for LP professionals.

Over the years, he has mentored numerous retail professionals providing career counseling and organizational advice to LP executives at both small and large retailers. He has also been sought after by solutions providers seeking his insights into products and services aimed at the loss prevention industry.

In 2010 Lee was inducted into the National Retail Federation’s Ring of Excellence, recognizing him for his pioneering contributions to the loss prevention industry.

Lee is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in forensic studies and sociology. He was a four-year member of the IU baseball team, winning All Big Ten honors in 1967. When he is not on an airplane meeting with LP executives around the country, Lee splits his time between Charlotte, NC, and Hilton Head Island, SC. He can be contacted at JimL (at) LPportal (dot) com.

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Articles by James Lee, LPC

Parting Words

Not Having a Good Day

Sometimes in your business or personal life, nothing seems to be working for you. You get upset, frustrated, angry, or confused. Nothing you do or say seems to be right. We all have these days and our own ways of trying to deal with these downers. Or at least we

Smart People Say Smart Things

Loss Prevention

Smart People Say Smart Things

In every issue of the print magazine since 2001—and now in our digital magazine LPM Online—we have conducted an executive interview with some of the top professionals in loss prevention, retail, and a few outside the industry. These exceptional individuals have much to say about a wide range of subjects.

Parting Words

You Are a Good Guy, Gene Smith

As I think a lot of you know, Gene Smith, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation, recently announced his retirement. I have had the pleasure to know Gene for a very long time—since his first days in retail security at Montgomery Ward fresh from college at Eastern Kentucky. Regardless of

What Is Loss Prevention Today?

Loss Prevention

What Is Loss Prevention Today?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview is with three long-time loss prevention industry veterans. One is a retailer, one is a solutions provider, and one started on the retail side before starting his own company offering loss prevention solutions. We’ve chosen to not identify the individuals in order to allow them to

Parting Words

Hard Work, Talent, and Maybe a Little Luck

“One piece of advice that I believe will contribute more to making you a better leader, will provide you with a greater happiness and self-esteem, and at the same time advance your career more than any other advice I can provide to you. And it doesn’t call for any certain

Building an Organization around Data and Technology

Loss Prevention

Building an Organization around Data and Technology

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, is the chief security officer for Sears Holdings where he is responsible for asset and profit protection, safety and food safety, business continuity, and crisis response among other duties. Prior to joining Sears in 2008, Glenn held various loss prevention roles at Kohl’s, TJ