The Loss Prevention Foundation Announces Newest Board Member

The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) recently announced the selection of its newest board member to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation.

Elected to the board of directors was:

  • Melissa Mitchell, CFI, director of asset protection and retail supply chain, Lifeway Christian Stores

Each new board member must demonstrate their support for industry-specific loss prevention certification and are personally committed to obtaining the LPC designation. They must have a passion for improving our professional perception as an industry and feel professional certification is a critical step in achieving that goal.

“I am excited to announce Melissa as our newest board member,” stated Terry Sullivan, LPC, president of the LPF. “With over 20 years of leadership, operations, loss prevention and asset protection experience, I know that she will be a great asset to the LPF.”

The executive committee also accepted the retirement of the following board members:

  • Dennis Wamsley, LPC director, loss prevention and safety, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Claude Verville, LPC principal, Shrink & Safety Solutions, LLC

Elected to the LPF Board Member Emeritus Status were:

  • Gene Smith, LPC, former LPF President
  • Claude Verville, LPC, founding board member

“The LPF grants Emeritus status to board members, upon retirement, who have served The Loss Prevention Foundation exceptionally over the years,” explained Sullivan. “Both Gene and Claude are well deserving of this title. Gene for his leadership as the former president of the LPF and Claude for being a founding board member who was instrumental in the LPFs success and growth through his years of service to the LPF.”

For a complete list of board members visit: LPF Board of Directors.

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