The Loss Prevention Foundation and LPM’s Annual Meeting in November will feature both Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul as its keynote speakers. Engaging two of today’s most influential law enforcement leaders furthers the magazine and foundation’s efforts to connect retailers and criminal justice, encourage collaboration, and provide continuing and timely education for LP leaders and practitioners.
“Both of these attorneys general are key players in the effort to combat the explosion of theft and violence in our stores and communities,” noted LPF President Caroline Kochman. “Having these two well-known leaders present to this particular group of A-list leaders will build on the ongoing effort to bring the AP and AG communities together to speak and act as one in the fight against retail theft.”
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody served in the United States Attorney’s Office prosecuting drug, firearm, and fraud offenses and was recognized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for her lead of “Operation Round-Up,” a targeted prosecution of violent and repeat offenders. Since becoming Florida’s 38th attorney general in 2019, AG Moody has served as a commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, as chair of Florida’s Statewide Task Force on Opioid Abuse, and continues to serve as chair of Florida’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul launched his legal career as a Cook County prosecutor and served Illinois as a state senator for 14 years, leading up to his “dream job” as Illinois’ 42nd attorney general. Since taking office in 2019, AG Raoul has initiated legislation to counter the long-term effects of violent crime and created the first-of-its-kind task force to take down organized retail crime networks. He continues to protect children from online predators as leader of the Illinois Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce and regularly coordinates his advocacy efforts with other state attorneys general.
Mark Stinde, chairman of the LP Foundation Board of Directors and member of the LPM Editorial Board, said, “As a believer in servant leadership, I joined the LPF Board to be able to bring this very kind of education and collaboration to my fellow industry practitioners. I am looking forward to hearing both of the attorneys general speak and to working with them to turn the tide on ORC, smash-and-grab, and other violent thefts that compromise the safety of our employees, customers, and communities.”