Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining experience in multiple professional fields in order to establish a unique and versatile role that capitalizes on all of our various skill sets. Some aspire to be the very best at a particular skill or discipline, building a base of knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from the rest. There are those that strive to leave a professional legacy, leaving a lasting mark on the present and future of the loss prevention industry. And there are still others that simply want the recognition that comes with reaching a particular level of performance and the security that it provides.
There are many different ways to evaluate our career vision and professional aspirations. But what is most important is that we find the path that fits us best. We need to fashion and follow a professional development plan that leads us forward and builds our future. Especially when involved in a profession that is evolving as quickly as retail loss prevention, career growth is essential to professional survival. Whatever our professional goals and aspirations might be; whatever skills and experiences have helped forge our personal loss prevention career path, we have to find and seize the opportunities to learn, grow, and progress.
All of us throughout the loss prevention community are proud of the accomplishments of those that have worked hard and earned a new place along the loss prevention career path. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent career moves and promotions.
Shannon Hunter has been promoted to vice president of loss prevention and sustainability at Office Depot
David O’Brien was named director of human resources-retail at Duluth Trading Company
Justin Ponzini is now a district loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores
Jesse Stevens was promoted to Divisional Investigator at AutoZone
John Morris was promoted to national director of investigations at Nordstrom
Jesse Futch was promoted to market asset protection manager at Walmart
Tymothy Conklin was promoted to regional organized retail crime manager at Macy’s
Ki Johnson is now a district loss prevention manager at Burlington Stores
Kate Dove, LPQ was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at American Eagle Outfitters
Freddy Perez was promoted to regional asset protection manager at Southeastern Grocers
David Clark was promoted to district asset protection manager at Lord & Taylor
Dave Wilkinson is now a regional loss prevention manager at Williams-Sonoma
Ryan Barthel was promoted to field training & development manager at Bealls
Michelle McKernan was promoted to multi-unit loss prevention manager at Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Brittany Davis was promoted to market asset protection manager at Walmart
Osmany Benitez, CFI is now a regional manager of asset protection at Luxottica
Stephen Hall was promoted to director of loss prevention at Bealls
Sean O’Dell, LPC is now a regional asset and profit protection manager at Sears Home Services
Kory Best, CHS was promoted to national account manager at Securitas Security Services
Bruce Pyke has been named director of loss prevention at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc.
Kevin Foote, LPC has been promoted to manager of workplace violence prevention & threat assessment at Staples
Jake Crank is now a district asset protection manager at L Brands
Jennifer Goodwin was promoted to area loss prevention manager at Ross Stores
Christopher Hoffman is now senior program manager at Appriss
Donnell Murphy PCI, LPQ, CORCI is now an organized retail crime investigator at The Home Depot
Kimberly Sanders was named loss prevention field director at Michael’s
John Bellefeuille was promoted to associate vice president of loss prevention at Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Gene Snavely was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Amazon
Nicole Garcea, CFI is now a district loss prevention manager at TJX Companies, Inc.
Wallace Parks was promoted to regional director of asset protection at Macy’s
Guelmy Jimenez is now an area asset protection solutions partner at Walgreens
Kelly Murphy-Iversen has been named director of loss prevention at American Freight, Furniture, & Mattress
Brent Smerczynski was promoted to corporate asset protection manager – operations, safety and regulatory compliance at 7-Eleven
Nicole Garcea, CFI is now a district loss prevention manager at TJX Companies
Tony Zenari, CFI is now a regional asset protection manager at Carter’s / OshKosh B’gosh
Michael Mayernik, CFI was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention at Ulta Beauty
Misty Davis, CFI was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Ulta Beauty
Jesse Forgays was promoted to senior manager of asset protection and safety video analytics at Southeastern Grocers
Michael A. Fortune, CFI, CFE is now a market loss prevention I investigator at Family Dollar
Keith Long is now a district asset protection manager at Safeway
Tracey Garnett was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Michael Kors
Kevin Ward was promoted to regional loss prevention manager at Family Dollar
Paul Evans, CFI was promoted to regional asset protection manager at Southeastern Grocers
Luke O’Reilly is now AVP regional security manager at Barclays UK
George Savage was promoted to director at Walmart Global Business Services
Anthony Dentler, LPQ was promoted to field manager- asset protection at Cabela’s / Bass Pro Shops
Christopher Dyess is now a territory loss prevention manager at Claire’s Inc.
Steven Bedi is now divisional loss prevention director at Dollar General
Ryan Coller is now a division loss prevention manager at NAPA Auto Parts
Hany Farah was promoted to asset protection district manager transition lead at Walgreens
Mark Garcia is now a district asset protection manager at L Brands
Chip Chiappetta was promoted to senior regional loss prevention manager at Sephora
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Many of the loss prevention / asset protection career moves and promotions are reported to us by our career advisor partners. We are grateful for their collective efforts and diligence in delivering this information. If you would like to provide information pertaining to a recent promotion or career move that is not listed below, we welcome your submissions by clicking here.