Excellence in Partnerships
Mike Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President at Vector Security
Having served with Vector Security since 1983, Grady is a long-term supporter of the loss prevention community both as a solution provider and as an advocate for the industry as a whole. He serves on the Loss Prevention Foundation board of directors and the Retail Industry Leaders Association steering committee, and is an active member of the National Retail Federation, ASIS International, and other industry associations. To date, the team at Vector Security has awarded 184 LPQ and LPC scholarships to support continuing education across the industry.
“Building a business relationship is a lot like developing and building a personal relationship,” said Grady. “You have to identify shared values, develop mutual respect, and always be upfront and honest with each other. If you can do these things, trust will come naturally. Also, it is imperative that you get involved and contribute your time to the industry that you serve. Dedication and commitment build trust and credibility. These connections can go a long way in helping you become more successful.”
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. Mike Grady, LPC, 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.”