To celebrate the magazine’s 20th and the foundation’s 15th anniversaries, LPM and the Loss Prevention Foundation are cohosting an educational series of virtual events and learning days exploring a wide range of topics—some within the traditional domain of loss prevention and other wider ranging subjects. This first half-day event is described below and is available to view on-demand.
PRESENTED LIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021
1:00 PM EDT — Tracy Walder | The Unexpected Spy
A former Staff Operations Officer at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and a Special Agent at the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office specializing in Chinese counterintelligence operations, Tracy Walder’s story is both fascinating and eye-opening. She will share details of her experience from the attacks of September 11th working in the CIA Vault through the invasion of Iraq, while also illuminating her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated field both abroad and at home. For example, how does a female debrief and earn the trust of al-Qaeda’s top men―Jihadists who swore they’d never speak to a woman, particularly an American woman. The first 100 people to register and attend will receive a digital copy of Tracy Walder’s recently released memoir, The Unexpected Spy.
1:50 PM EDT — Answers from the Experts on the COVID-19 Vaccines
COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on our personal and work lives over the past year. Now that there are vaccines available, there are many questions and concerns that we are all faced with. In this presentation we will hear from experts with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) who will provide the most current vaccine information available as well as address some of the more common questions and concerns regarding the pandemic response.
Adrienne Eastlake, MS, REHS/RS, MT (ASCP), is a lieutenant commander with the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, where she currently works as an industrial hygienist in the Emerging Technologies Branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Deborah Hornback, MS, is a health communications specialist in the Division of Science Integration at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she develops communication materials based on NIOSH research for employers and employees.
2:20 PM EDT — ORCAS in Action Update
Join LPM’s Kevin McMenimen, LPC, and Jac Brittain, LPC, as they offer a brief overview of the ORCAs in Action initiative, working with all the outstanding organized retail crime associations across the country. This will include a recap of the successful initiatives that were part of the inaugural 2020 program, what is taking place to tackle ORC challenges in the current year, and how you can support these efforts in the fight against organized retail crime moving forward.
2:30 PM EDT — ORC and Human Trafficking
Hear Kevin Metcalf, founder of the National Child Protection Task Force, discuss the relationship between human trafficking, child exploitation, and organized retail crime.
The task force was founded to provide detectives, analysts, and officers access to investigative expertise and resources that are unavailable or under-funded in most law enforcement organizations. The members of the task force volunteer their time to any agency—small or large, international or local—on important, time-sensitive cases focused on human trafficking, child exploitation, and missing persons cases.
3:00 PM EDT — LPF Updates Plus a Leadership Perspective beyond COVID
Join the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) to hear the exciting news about what’s new and what’s coming to the LPF. Then enjoy the perspectives of two of our industry’s most influential leaders, Scott Draher, LPC, Vice President, Loss Prevention, Safety, and Operations, Lowe’s, and Michael Limauro, LPC, Executive Leader, Asset Protection, Whole Foods Market, on what they are focusing on today and what does a post-pandemic tomorrow look like.