Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining experience in multiple professional fields in order to establish a unique and versatile role that capitalizes on all of our various skill sets. Some aspire to be the very best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from the rest. There are those that strive to leave a professional legacy, leaving a lasting mark on the present and future of the loss prevention industry. And there are still others that simply want the recognition that comes with reaching a particular level of performance and the security that it provides.
There are many different ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations. But what is most important is that we find the path that fits us best. We need to fashion and follow a professional development plan that leads us forward and builds our future. Especially when involved in a profession that is evolving as quickly as retail loss prevention, career growth is essential to professional survival. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be; whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our personal loss prevention career path, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.
All of us throughout the loss prevention community are proud of the accomplishments of those that have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.
Carolina Donneys is now a district asset protection investigator at Lbrands
Larry Hudson was promoted to district loss prevention manager at Gordmans/Stage Stores
Bryan Hillman is now loss prevention & safety regional director central super region & international at PetSmart
Samuel A. Velazquez is now a regional loss prevention manager at LP Innovations
Amanda Kilpatrick is now an area asset protection leader at Big Lots
Matthew Custer CFI is now a regional asset protection manager at L Brands
Damien Needham was promoted to loss prevention market manager at Bealls
Lee Boland is now program manager of global inventory protection at Amazon
Michael Oren, CFI was named regional ethics & compliance manager at Walmart
Chris McCarrick, CFI was named senior manager of asset protection solutions at Kroger
Kregg Carney, CFI was promoted to director of loss prevention at International Coffee & Tea
Andrea Weir is now an area asset protection manager at Steinmart
Stacey Brinig-Baker is now a district asset protection manager at Stage Stores
Katelyn Dube is now a loss prevention zone manager at The Fresh Market
Donnie Dugger was promoted to director of loss prevention at CVS Health
Melissa Wacha, LPQ was promoted to director of asset protection operations at Walmart
Kyle Mellusi was promoted to manager of fraud analysis & investigations at The Children’s Place
Brian Quast, CFI was named national manager of loss prevention at Ace Hardware
Kevin Morrison, CFI, LPC was named director of loss prevention at Helzberg Diamonds
Brandon Pohlman was named safety & asset protection manager at Yesway Convenience Stores
Rui Rodrigues, B.A, LPC is now national director of asset protection at Holt Renfrew
Maria Plascencia-Avina is now a regional loss prevention investigator at Nordstrom
Kassandra Van Ghle is now a district loss prevention manager at TJ Maxx
Adam Dawkins was named manager of loss prevention at TJX Australia
Adrian Mesa is now logistics investigator, North America at Amazon
David Rozhon, LPC is now safety manager at Amazon
Will Pratt, CFI is now a district loss prevention manager at Loomis
Robin Gates was promoted to manager – national investigations center at Target
Jen Drake, CFI was promoted to Director Total Loss, Global Security for Walmart
Linda Wood named regional account manager for North England And Scotland for Tyco Security Products
David Henger was promoted to director of loss prevention at GameStop
Dave Siler, CFI was named director of asset protection for Bartell Drugs
Mike Lamb, LPC was named vice president of asset protection at Kroger Click here to learn more
Adam Eaton was promoted to director of corporate loss prevention technology at Ross Stores
Carissa Brinkmann, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Dollar General
Justin Thomas is now a senior regional manager of asset protection at Coach
Matt McMahon was promoted to regional asset protection manager at Century 21 Department Stores
Richard Brenner was promoted to senior manager, regional asset protection at Southeastern Grocers
Henry Johnson, LPC, CFI is now director of loss prevention at Memphis Goodwill, Inc.
Aki Moore, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager Athleta
Ben Dugan is now the director of organized retail crime field investigations at the Zellman Group, LLC
Allia Ceal, CFE is now an area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores, Inc.
Chad Garrett is now a regional asset protection manager at Luxottica
Scott Vollrath, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Dollar General
Jonathan Douma was promoted to district manager of investigations at Macy’s
Justin Carroll was promoted to area loss prevention & operations support manager at Lowe’s
Howard Stone was promoted to director of logistics loss prevention at Amazon
Dayna Howard, CPP was promoted to director, NACF, loss prevention and security at Amazon
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Many of the loss prevention / asset protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our career advisor partners. We are grateful for their collective efforts and diligence in delivering this information. If you would like to provide information pertaining to a recent promotion or career move that is not listed below, we welcome your submissions by clicking here.