As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) announces the expansion of its advisory committee with the addition of Paul Jaeckle, vice president of asset protection at Meijer Stores and Terry Sullivan, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation.
The expansion is part of the organization’s plan to intensify its efforts to connect retailers and communities and support collaborative efforts to reduce shoplifter recidivism, which will not only reduce its drain on resources but also reduce losses and improve safety in stores and communities alike.
“The addition of Paul and Terry to this group of retail industry and criminal justice professionals is invaluable to our organization as we enter the next chapter in our history,” said NASP Executive Director Caroline Kochman. “It is a great privilege to have this group’s collective vision and leadership to guide and assist us.”
Paul Jaeckle joins the committee in the midst of a career dedicated to retail asset protection and operations that started at Walmart when he was a part-time associate while in college. Terry Sullivan’s career in loss prevention and LP operations spans thirty-plus years before joining the Loss Prevention Foundation as president in 2017. Both Jaeckle’s and Sullivan’s experience and insight are complemented by their willingness to explore and test non-traditional approaches to shoplifting prevention.
“I am honored and excited to be joining the NASP advisory committee,” said Sullivan. “The work they are doing in the study and prevention of shoplifting is invaluable to our industry.”
“I have long believed in NASP and their mission,” said Jaeckle, “I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of their effort to bring communities and retailers together to address the unrelenting shoplifting issue.”
Jim Lee of the LPM Media Group noted “My ongoing connection to this organization goes back to its founder Peter Berlin, and I am gratified to see my enthusiasm for NASP’s work continue in Paul and Terry—both of whom bring their own unique, fresh perspective to the table. I look forward to more new thought leaders joining the effort.”
NASP will be inviting additional members to the advisory committee over the course of 2019 as the organization re-evaluates and adapts to the changing landscape of criminal justice reform. With the continual increase in felony thresholds and the unrelenting threat of unchecked shoplifting to both retailers and communities, NASP enters its next 30 years with a renewed commitment to changing the way the United States regards, prevents and responds to shoplifting.