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. Johnny Turner is among our March-April 2017 recipients.
Excellence in Leadership
Johnny Turner, Director of Loss Prevention at Rack Room Shoes
A veteran leader in the profession, Turner began his retail career with Rack Room Shoes, formerly Learner Shoes, as a controller in 1982, and five years later became the company’s first merchandise manager. In 1992 he took on the role of building the company’s loss prevention program from the ground floor. Twenty-five years later, that program has become an integral part of the company’s business model.
“We really didn’t know at the time what a successful loss prevention program looked like,” said Turner. “But networking and mentors played a crucial role in my development. I used every conference, meeting, and training session as a way to learn from the best LP leaders in the business. We established shrinkage goals, established robust audits, worked with store operations, and increased awareness through training and communication. But I’m most proud of my team and the store employees who bought into what we were trying to accomplish to increase both our profits and our value to the organization. It’s these people that make success happen every day.”
Nominations Are Encouraged
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 March-April 2017 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”