About the Author

Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica (tra-LEE-sa) is managing editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Launched in 2001, LP Magazine is viewed as the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine also is available in digital format with supplemental content published on its website, daily e-newsletters, podcasts, EyeOnLP videos, and via social media networks. Trlica authors the Editor's Letter column in each issue of the magazine.

The magazine was also the originator and key sponsor of the loss prevention industry’s only certification program that led to the creation of The Loss Prevention Foundation and development of the LPQ (qualified) and LPC (certified) designations. In 2013, the magazine partnered with ORIS Media in the United Kingdom to launch LP Magazine EU, which brings similar loss prevention news and educational content to the European retail security industry.

Prior to launching the magazine, Trlica was associated with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations for eight years, 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. He has written and spoken on educating and motivating employees using internal communications techniques as well as current issues in loss prevention at the Food Marketing Institute loss prevention conference, National Retail Federation loss prevention conference, and MIS SuperStrategies audit conference.

Trlica’s professional career in both Fortune 500 as well as entrepreneurial small businesses has been driven by his ability to create innovative solutions to business challenges spanning multiple industries. He has proven highly effective at providing strategic organizational leadership by linking people and ideas to optimize business success.

After graduation from The University of Texas at Austin with a liberal arts degree, Trlica began his professional career as managing editor of an award-winning South Texas newspaper. His initial corporate experience came from eight years with Texas Instruments, where he held positions in both marketing communications and product marketing in Austin, Toronto, and Johnson City, Tennessee. He also has experience as a creative director with both direct marketing and full-service advertising agencies.

Trlica is married with two sons and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and part of the year on the Pacific coast of Mexico in Manzanillo. He can be contacted at jackt (at) lpportal (dot) com.

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Diversity in the LP Industry

Editor's Letter

Diversity in the LP Industry

Ethnic and gender diversity in loss prevention has been a topic of conversation in our industry for certainly the three decades I’ve been involved in LP. Given the dominate white, male demographics of retail security through most of the twentieth century, it’s no wonder that industry leaders have actively put

Longtime Industry Icon Bob MacLea Passes at Age 75

Loss Prevention

Longtime Industry Icon Bob MacLea Passes at Age 75

Bob MacLea, one of the retail industry’s longest-tenured and most-respected loss prevention executives, lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, March 1. Beginning his career as a security officer in 1975 with Marshalls Department Stores, MacLea steadily rose through the TJX corporation, ultimately retiring as senior vice president of loss