Excellence in Leadership
Don Knox, President of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE)
A veteran industry professional, Knox carries more than twenty years of experience in enterprise security strategy, policy and program development, risk management, crisis management, business continuity, and information security. He is currently the director of enterprise security, crisis management, and business continuity for Sears Holdings. Beyond his responsibilities with Sears, Knox also serves as president of the IOBSE. Offering a message of inclusion, the fundamental goal of IOBSE is to broaden the thought processes of individuals, teams, businesses, and the community in general. Through the exchange of information, ideas, knowledge, and experience, the IOBSE facilitates professional resources, education, and training.
Knox and the entire team at IOBSE also focus on the identification and development of talent and helping to develop leadership skills that translate to success in the business environment. Every year a select group of college students are invited to attend an annual event and participate in educational programs, guidance and learning exercises, and networking with industry professionals. Workshops are also held with subject-matter experts that share strategies for communication, networking, resume building, and job interviews—with many leading to career opportunities.
Nominations Are Encouraged
The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat to the very best in the loss prevention industry, providing a unique opportunity to present positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
The LP Magazine “Magpie” Awards are a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession. Don Knox is among our May–June 2017 recipients.
We want this to be your program. Those of you working as LP practitioners witness these exceptional performances on a regular and ongoing basis, and we strongly encourage you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions of the loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence (at) LPportal (dot) com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the May–June 2017 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”