The LPM team is privileged to have a front-row seat as observers of the loss prevention industry. That gives us a unique opportunity to identify positive, productive ways to promote loss prevention, build successful and constructive partnerships, educate and inform the LP community, and support the thought leadership that drives us forward.
One aspect of our role is to find ways to celebrate the positive contributions of the loss prevention and asset protection community. As a result, we are proud to launch the LPM Excellence recognition initiative.
Rather than a once-a-year recognition program, we decided to establish a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession.
Our inaugural recipients each reflect a standard of excellence, representing the quality and spirit of leadership that provides a shining example for all of us to follow.
Excellence in Leadership
Mike Lamb, LPC, Vice President of Asset Protection and Safety at Walmart US
A veteran leader in the profession, Lamb has consistently embodied a style of leadership and a standard of performance that his teams respond to, rally around, and strive to emulate. In his current role, he is charged with leading the asset protection program for the world’s largest retailer, where he is successfully transforming the department into a true business asset while gaining the respect and support of company leadership. Lamb has faithfully served the greater loss prevention community through his commitment to top industry associations. He is an avid supporter of innovation, continuing education, and professional development for his team, making those around him better through his guidance and leadership.
Excellence in Community Service
Robert “Bob” MacLea, Senior Vice President, Director of Loss Prevention at TJX Companies (Retired)
Throughout his forty-one years at TJX Companies, MacLea served as a mentor for leaders at every level across the entire loss prevention community. He has always believed you must be involved with both your community and your profession, and he has lived up to that belief. Over the years MacLea has also given of himself to philanthropy, supporting many charitable initiatives such as the Youth Business Institute, Minority Suppliers, the NAACP, Lazarus House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. His innovation, compassion, and drive for excellence has raised the bar for loss prevention as an industry, providing a stellar example for all of us to follow.
Excellence in Partnerships
William Gross, Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department
Chief Gross has dedicated his life working to create a winning culture and a strong, positive relationship between the community and the police department. Working closely with his department, he has championed several programs to help bridge these gaps and help build a positive impression of the police and what they do. As a dedicated advocate of our partnership, he frequently touts the power of cooperation between the retail community and the police department, and the different ways that all of us can get involved and make a difference when we work together. We need both innovation and cooperation to help us move forward, and the programs in Boston are a clear example of the power of partnership.
Nominations Are Encouraged
We want this to be your program. You witness these exceptional performances at all levels of the organization on a regular basis. We ask you to provide us with nominees for each of the award categories. We encourage creative nominations and want the program to cast a positive light on the many tremendous contributions that all too often go unrecognized in the greater loss prevention community. Nominations can be submitted via email to excellence (at) LPportal (dot) com.