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Jack Trlica

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief

Prior to launching the magazine in 2001, Jack was a corporate marketing executive with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations, where he built an award-winning creative department that produced innovative internal awareness programs for retailers and corporations focusing on loss prevention, safety, security, and ethics and compliance issues. Jack's publishing and communications experience includes management roles with newspapers, university publications, advertising agencies, and Texas Instruments. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin majoring in English and psychology. Contact him at jackt@lpportal.com

James "Jim" Lee, LPC

Co-founder and Executive Editor

Jim is a founding and current member of the Loss Prevention Foundation board of directors serving on its executive committee. Lee has over 30 years of practitioner experience as a retail security and loss prevention executive, including senior positions with Montgomery Ward, The Broadway, Lazarus, and Marshall’s. In addition, he is the founder of LPM Media Group and cofounder of LPjobs.com. In 2010, Jim was inducted into the National Retail Federation’s Ring of Excellence. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in forensic studies and sociology. He can be contacted at jiml@lpportal.com

Merek Bigelow

Executive Editor

Merek focuses on retail industry trends, including customer service, omnichannel retailing, merchandising, and brand protection and enhancement. Upon joining the magazine in 2013, she led the efforts in the digital transformation of the magazine’s website, driving digital content and strategy, and expanding the magazine’s social media and digital channels. Her previous experience includes over 12 years of marketing agency experience with clients such as Progressive Insurance, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Carnival Cruise Line. She can be reached at merekb@lpportal.com

Courtney Wolfe

Digital Managing Editor

Courtney manages LPM’s daily e-newsletters, email marketing, and the magazine’s website. Before coming to LPM, she worked at SDM Magazine, a trade publication for security systems integrators. For this work, she was recognized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) as a media trailblazer in 2020. Courtney received her bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from Columbia College Chicago in 2018. She can be reached at courtneyw@lpportal.com

Jacque Brittain, LPC

Editorial Director

Jacque is the magazine's editorial director. He also serves as director of learning design for the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) and LPM Media Group. Prior to joining the magazine, Jacque was director of learning design and certification for LPF where he managed the development of the loss prevention industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials—the LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC) certifications. He has also served as VP of operations for North America’s largest executive search and consulting firm specializing in retail loss prevention. Jacque holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Akron, and an associate of applied sciences degree in law enforcement from Hocking College. He can be reached at jacb@lpportal.com

Garett Seivold

Senior Writer

Garett is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professional publications for over 25 years. He has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. Garett has authored dozens of survey-based research reports, best-practice manuals, and whitepapers on loss prevention and security-related topics. Prior to joining LPM, he was editor-in-chief of Security Directors Report (SDR) for over 17 years. Garett can be reached at garetts@lpportal.com

Kevin McMenimen, LPC

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin is the former CEO and cofounder of RuMe Interactive, Enabl-u Technologies, and president of Verisk Crime Analytics. The creator of APIS case management and Learn it Solutions interactive training technologies, he is also the architect and leader of several industry data-share projects, including the American Banking Association’s data-share initiative. Formerly, he held management positions with Jordan Marsh, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Tiffany & Co. Kevin is a cofounder of the Loss Prevention Foundation and today helps to drive new content development and international expansion for the LPQ and LPC certifications. He can be reached at kevinm@lpportal.com

John Selevitch

Director of Digital Operations

John also serves as vice president of operations for LPjobs.com. He previously served as a military policeman with the US Air Force. He has more than 35 years of experience in retail loss prevention and has worked for a varied and prestigious collection of national and international retailers, helping to build and shape many different loss prevention programs across the US. Immediately prior to joining LP Magazine, John was the vice president of loss prevention for Limited Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and C.O. He can be reached at johns@lpportal.com

Ben Skidmore

Media Strategist

Ben focuses on innovative approaches by retail, loss prevention, and supplier organizations for increasing revenues and implementing technology solutions. His editorial contributions include thought-leadership articles, interviews with retail executives, and case studies. Ben is also principal of Partners Publishers’ Representatives, representing national trade and consumer media. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Utah Valley University. He can be reached at bens@lpportal.com