Excellence in Community Service
Melissa Mitchell, CFI, Director, Asset Protection and Retail Supply Chain, LifeWay Christian Stores
A veteran of the United States Air Force and an experienced leader in the loss prevention community, Mitchell has provided the light of leadership for many men and women across the industry as she has taken on greater responsibilities in her own career. But it is her contagious spirit and giving personality that helps set Mitchell apart. An active participant in many projects that support the loss prevention community, she also cofounded Katie’s Helping Hands along with her daughter, Katie Mitchell. Facing their own life-changing events, these courageous women looked beyond themselves to support families in their time of greatest need in the battle against cancer.
“What we do in loss prevention is fix things,” said Mitchell. “It’s really about the power of handing people an opportunity to do the right thing and showing what they’re capable of accomplishing. This provides the momentum to help make things better, which is what leadership is all about.”
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. Melissa Mitchell is among our March-April 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 March-April 2017 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”