Mike Lamb, LPC has been named vice president of asset protection for Kroger. A seasoned industry leader, Lamb has served with some of the nation’s most prominent loss prevention programs, embodying a style of leadership and a standard of performance that his teams respond to, rally around, and strive to emulate. He was previously the vice president of asset protection and safety for Walmart US, where he also served as senior director operations support, asset protection prior to assuming his role as VP. Over the course of his career, he has also held leadership positions with The Home Depot, and Federated Department Stores.
In addition to serving with some of the nation’s most prominent loss prevention programs, Lamb has also offered his guidance and leadership throughout the loss prevention community as a board member with the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF), the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), the Loss Prevention Research Foundation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) LP Steering Committee, and LP Magazine’s editorial board. Most recently, he was also recognized with the LP Magazine “Magpie” Award for Excellence in Leadership in January 2017.
“As a lot of people in the AP/LP industry have heard, I’ve decided to resign from Walmart and accept a role with Kroger,” said Lamb. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time and experience at Walmart. It’s an outstanding company with an outstanding history and I will always reflect back on my time there with a sense of pride and appreciation for the opportunity and support provided to me. I established lifelong friendships with an outstanding group of AP leaders and store executives.
“I’m equally excited to join Kroger as their vice president of asset protection. Their storied past, enormous future, and legacy brand are equaled by their leadership team and core values. I could not be prouder nor more humbled to join the Kroger family and look forward to the next chapter in my career!”
To learn more about Mike Lamb, his style of leadership, and the outstanding commitment to excellence offered by the entire asset protection team at Walmart, check out “Making It Easier to Get It Right,” from the March-April issue of LP Magazine.