Excellence in Community Service
Adel Sayegh, President/CEO, Universal Surveillance Systems
One of ten children, Sayegh was born in a small village outside of Amman, Jordan, and immigrated to the United States at age six. “I’ve never forgotten the poverty I endured as a child,” said Sayegh. “Those experiences inspired my deep conviction that my life’s mission is to offer children, mired in seemingly hopeless poverty and despair, uplifting hope and inspiration to truly believe in their incredible potential while never ceasing to strive for success in life.”
Sayegh’s dedication to give back inspired the USS Foundation, which he established. From hosting free educational programs to combat organized retail crime to sponsoring innovative initiatives helping those less fortunate, he continues to do his part in making the world a better place.
“Our highest calling in this life is to recognize the numerous blessings that have been poured upon each of us and in turn to reciprocate those blessings by showing compassion and generosity to those who have not been afforded the same opportunities in life due to situation and circumstance. Giving back is the only real way I can demonstrate my gratitude, instill the right lessons in my own family, and positively impact the future generation that will one day lead our communities.”
Sayegh feels that compassion is the quality that drives true leadership. “A compassionate perspective allows for giving from the heart—and those are the gestures that make the most-lasting impact. Hold yourself to a higher standard, and you’ll witness your peers and colleagues rise to the occasion to meet you there.
“The path of a leader isn’t an easy one, but as you learn to lead and inspire others, I can say without a doubt that it’s one of the most rewarding experiences in this life.”
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. Adel Sayegh is among our January–February 2018 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.com.
Find out who else has been recognized in the January–February 2018 issue – check out “LPM “Magpie” Awards: Applauding Excellence.”