Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or VP 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 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 who strive to leave a professional legacy, a lasting mark on the present and future of the loss prevention industry. Still others simply want the recognition that comes with reaching a particular level of performance and the security that it provides.
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There are many ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations for loss prevention personnel. 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.
All of us in the LP community are proud of the accomplishments of those who have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Please join us in congratulating the following loss prevention personnel on their recent career moves and promotions.
Christopher Perry is now corporate asset protection manager at CKE Restaurants.
Jeannie Tatis is now a regional logistics loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Rachel Sultan is now a district asset protection manager at JCPenney.
John Baschoff is now a market asset protection manager at Sam’s Club.
David Gibson was promoted to corporate investigations supervisor at Neiman Marcus.
Jeremy Douglas was promoted to area loss prevention manager at Belk.
Joe Nekic was named head of loss prevention – Southern Gulf at M. H. Alshaya Co. (United Arab Emirates).
Julie Saitta was promoted to senior loss prevention investigator at DSW.
Bobby DeAgostino was promoted to senior director, safety and loss prevention at Floor & Décor.
Scott McEntyre was promoted to supply chain loss prevention manager at DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Bryan Windham is now a district loss prevention manager at Home Goods.
Chad Fischer, LPC was promoted to manager of investigations and safety at The TJX Companies.
Aaron Henderson, LPC, CFI, was promoted to vice president loss prevention and food safety at Penske Logistics.
Renee Flores was promoted to chief operating officer at Gristedes/Red Apple Group.
Inder Minhas is now a regional loss prevention specialist at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Lance Williams was named vice president of loss prevention at Variety Wholesalers, Inc.
Patricia Ishmael is now an area loss prevention manager at HMSHost.
Henry Johnson, CFI is now a regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Will Rutty is now a senior market asset protection manager at REI.
Alisha Crosier was promoted to area asset protection manager at JCPenney.
Luis A. Banuelos is now a regional asset protection manager at Orchard Supply Hardware.
Jeanne Songy is now project manager – loss prevention technology at Gap.
Matt Braun was promoted to director of anti-corruption compliance at L Brands.
Chester Blair was promoted to senior area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores, Inc.
Catherine Stasiowski was promoted to director, loss prevention and safety at Total Wine & More.
Shawn Abbott was promoted to director of asset protection technology at Stein Mart.
Joe Oliveira has been named director of asset protection at The Fresh Market.
Brian Huff, CPP was named director of loss prevention at rue21.
Pamela Velose was named vice president of loss prevention at Belk.
Jason Alexander is now a regional asset protection manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Nicole Garcea, CFI is now a regional asset protection manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
James O’Brien was promoted to senior learning specialist at Nordstrom.
Andrew Wallace is now manager of corporate investigations – loss prevention operations at Neiman Marcus.
Ryan Krajewski is now a regional profit protection manager at JD Sports Fashion.
Kenny Douglas is now a regional loss prevention manager at Amazon.
Audrey Kohler was promoted to market organized retail crime manager at Lowe’s.
Mark Hernandez was promoted to corporate manager of investigations at The Home Depot.
Lindsay Canup was promoted to area loss prevention manager at Belk.
William Bednarz is now a regional asset protection manager at Food Lion.
Zebulon Strickland was promoted to organized retail crime investigator at Safeway.
Michael Cote was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at The TJX Companies.
Omar Lara was promoted to manager of corporate security and fire/life safety at Ross Stores.
Michala Serbousek was promoted to loss prevention systems administrator at Sephora.
Keith Johnson was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Citi Trends.
Michael Simpson, LPC is now an area asset protection manager at JCPenney.
Brett Szrejna is now a regional asset protection manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
James Hart, CFI was promoted to district loss prevention manager at The TJX Companies.
Jordan Shelest was promoted to district loss prevention manager at TJX Canada.
David Vanoni was promoted to senior district loss prevention manager at Sephora.
Corey Seltz was promoted to compliance, safety, and asset protection operations manager – import flow at Walmart Distribution Center.
Brad Swain is now an area loss prevention manager at Ulta Beauty.
Matt Garlich, PSP was promoted to corporate loss prevention and security manager at Chico’s FAS.
Jason Anderson, LPC is now a district asset protection leader at CVS Health.
Scott Preuit was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Old Navy.
Courtney Meek was promoted to senior manager, LP operations at Ross Stores.
Derek Fuentes was promoted to senior divisional manager of compliance, safety, and asset protection at Walmart Supply Chain.
Kelly Sanders is now a regional loss prevention manager at Athleta.
Donna Gudridge was named client program manager – NAM at Sekura Global.
Elena Mencos, CFI, CFE is now an area asset protection manager at DTLR, Inc.
Daniel Molloy was promoted to group shrink and security manager at Tesco (UK).
Andy Santiago, CFI is now an area asset protection manager at Walmart Logistics.
Alexander Ocasio, M.S. is now a district asset protection manager at Rite Aid.
Sonya Medlock, LPC is now a district asset protection manager at Walgreens.
Todd Budovsky is now a district asset protection manager at Walgreens.
Samuel “Bo” White, LPC is now a senior regional loss prevention and safety manager at Office Depot.
Jerry West is now an ORC investigator at Publix.
James Doss was promoted to market ORC manager at Lowe’s.
Review the March 2018 “People on the Move.”
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 here, please send your submissions to peopleonthemove [at] lpportal [dot] com.
This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.