About the Author

James Lee, LPC

James “Jim” Lee, LPC is the executive editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Now in its fourteenth year, the 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, weekly e-newsletters, podcasts, EyeOnLP videos, and via social media networks. Lee authors the Parting Words column in each issue of the magazine, which is one of the magazine’s most well-read articles.

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 LP C (certified) designations. Lee is a founding and current member of the Foundation board of directors serving on its executive committee.

Lee has over thirty years of practical 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 Contact, Inc., a consulting and training company that supports retailers with internal awareness programs, and LPjobs.com, the largest e-recruiting platform for LP professionals.

Over the years, he has mentored numerous retail professionals providing career counseling and organizational advice to LP executives at both small and large retailers. He has also been sought after by solutions providers seeking his insights into products and services aimed at the loss prevention industry.

In 2010 Lee was inducted into the National Retail Federation’s Ring of Excellence, recognizing him for his pioneering contributions to the loss prevention industry.

Lee is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in forensic studies and sociology. He was a four-year member of the IU baseball team, winning All Big Ten honors in 1967. When he is not on an airplane meeting with LP executives around the country, Lee splits his time between Charlotte, NC, and Hilton Head Island, SC. He can be contacted at JimL (at) LPportal (dot) com.

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Retail Industry
Retail Security

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Articles by James Lee, LPC

Getting to Know You

Professional Development

Getting to Know You

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our annual magazine editorial board meeting was held in Philadelphia on October 10-12, 2018. The three-day event was colocated with our friends from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), who held their fall Asset Protection Leaders Council meeting as well as the Loss Prevention Foundation’s yearly board of

Parting Words

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time many years ago when I was very young, ASIS announced a new certification program called the CPP, which stood for certified protection professional. I received a call asking me if I would consider being “grandfathered” in as a CPP—no study and no exam. Interesting offer, I

LP and Risk Management for Signet Jewelers Brands

Retail Industry

LP and Risk Management for Signet Jewelers Brands

EDITORS NOTE: Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC, retired at the end of 2017 as senior vice president of internal audit, loss prevention, and enterprise risk management for Signet Jewelers. He spent more than 35 years with the company in various management roles. During his career, Valentine was active in the loss

A Lifetime of Learning

Loss Prevention

A Lifetime of Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chad McIntosh is the vice president of loss prevention and risk management for Bloomingdale’s. He has more than forty years of loss prevention experience with companies that include Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and The Home Depot. Throughout his career, McIntosh has been highly active in the loss prevention