It’s the Fall season, but it’s also hiring season as we all get that influx of new hires to help gear up for the holidays. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of increased exposure to loss by associates that are not properly trained, or by those who see this season as an opportunity to take advantage of lax policy or process.
Join us for this pre-season push to gear up with input from our subject matter experts as we talk about internal theft opportunities, AP data analytics, and even talk about how to identify counterfeit currency, in this 90-minute webinar chock full of great tips and best practices on October 26 at 2 p.m. If you can’t join us live, be sure to register to receive access to the recorded sessions post-event to listen to on your time. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Asset Protection Tips for the Holidays and Beyond
Our first panel combines retailers and solution providers who used to be retailers! We are talking training, analytics, case development, safe stores, and more with this great panel of experts:
Jake Gillette, Regional Asset Protection Manager, Meijer: Jake is a highly experienced loss prevention professional focused on building the most effective teams in the industry. Technically-oriented, Jake has a track record of pairing the right individuals with the latest technology and innovation to drive sustained results. For over 15 years, Jake has led effective loss prevention teams in the areas of profit protection, omni-channel fraud, investigations, corporate security, operations, supply chain LP, and crisis management.
Julie Lawson, Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Systems and Transactions, ThinkLP: With over 16 years of loss prevention experience, Julie Lawson holds a unique perspective on theft. As a former retailer at Sally Beauty turned vendor, Julie has had the opportunity to bring her firsthand knowledge and benchmarks against various retailers to develop industry best practices.
Kathleen Garner, Strategic Customer Success Manager, Appriss Retail: In her 16th year at Appriss Retail, Kathleen is an experienced strategic customer success manager with a proven track record of driving client satisfaction, retention, and revenue growth. Kathleen spent over 20 years in the retail loss prevention sector holding positions to include director of loss prevention administration, training, and awareness; regional loss prevention director; and district loss prevention manager at Super Kmart, Kmart, and Sears.
Don’t Get Tricked This Holiday Season — Treating You to Counterfeit Cash Best Practices for Retail
While most retailers see a huge uptick in credit card transactions during the holidays, cash is still king, especially in discount stores, convenience stores, grocery, and pharmacy. This is also one of the busiest times of the year for people trying to pass off counterfeit cash. The featured speakers for this session include:
Richelle Stento, Senior Financial Institution Policy Analyst, Currency Education Program. The Currency Education Program, managed by the Federal Reserve Board, is tasked with ensuring the integrity of and trust in the U.S. dollar by providing information and training resources to the public. Richelle has been with the Federal Reserve Board for more than 11 years working first in the National Information Center (part of the FRB) and the last 3-plus years with the Currency Education Program (CEP). Leading Domestic Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement for the CEP, she engages with priority stakeholder groups such as financial institutions, retail, gaming/casinos, and law enforcement while providing resources and training materials on U.S. currency.
Carla Jo Rupert, Counterfeit Specialist / Document Analyst with the U.S. Secret Service: Carla has been working for the federal government for over 25 years, starting her federal career with the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Chemist specializing in Drug Chemistry Examination before moving to the US Air Force where she worked in environmental chemistry. Rupert joined the Counterfeit Forensic Section of the United States Secret Service in 2015 and specializes in the authentication of US currency where she currently provides technical expertise to field offices regarding counterfeit investigations; examines forensic evidence in ongoing cases; issues forensic reports and provides expert testimony. She regularly trains law enforcement entities and financial institutions both in the US and internationally in the recognition of genuine and counterfeit U.S. Currency and participates in adversarial analysis, forensic research, and technology development projects for new families of US currency in coordination with the Federal Reserve Board and Bureau of Engraving and Printing.