DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017


CONTACT: (704) 405-4404

Christina Kendall, Media Relations




The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces New Board and Executive Committee Members

 Matthews, NC (May 10, 2017) - The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announced the selection of its newest board member and executive committee members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation at its recent board meeting.

Elected to the board of directors was:

·         Julie Giblin, Vice President Loss Prevention at Ulta Beauty

“The Foundation continues to strive for a broad range of industry perspectives so we can serve the loss prevention/asset protection industry in an informed and comprehensive manner,” said Gene Smith, LPC, president of The Loss Prevention Foundation.  “Julie has proven that she has tremendous industry vision and has clearly demonstrated her commitment to improving the loss prevention/asset protection industry through supporting education.”

“The Foundation continues to amass strong retail support for its mission – educating the loss prevention industry by providing challenging and convenient resources such as our LPQ and LPC certification programs,” said Frank Johns, LPC, chairman of The Loss Prevention Foundation. “Julie brings a unique perspective as a result of her extensive expertise in loss prevention and human resources.”

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.

Elected to the executive committee were:

·         Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, Vice President Asset Protection at 7-Eleven

·         Scott Glenn, J.D., LPC, Chief Security Officer at Sears Holdings Management Corporation

The board also accepted the resignation of the following board member:

·             Mark Mellor, DVP, Loss Prevention & Global Business Continuity at Family Dollar

Mellor was recognized for his past contributions and support to the board of directors.

Also, reelected for another three-year term serving as board members were:

·         Mike Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President at Vector Security, Inc.

·         Mike Lamb, LPC, Vice President Asset Protection at Kroger

·         Kevin Lynch, LPC, Executive Director of Business Development at Tyco Integrated Security

·         Joe Metro, LPC, Account Executive at Enterprise Alliances - Equifax

·         Claude Verville, LPC, Chief Operating Officer at Universal Surveillance Systems


For a complete list of board members and committee members, visit our site: LPF Board of Directors and LPF Committees.



About the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund:

The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund (LPBF) is a nonprofit 501 © (3) charity organization founded in 2016 by The Loss Prevention Foundation. The benevolent fund was established to provide financial assistance to surviving families who have lost a loved one while preforming the duties of the loss prevention/asset protection profession.  LPBF was also established to provide financial grants to eligible participants who experience a verifiable economic hardship as a result of qualifying circumstances. All financial records are audited yearly by a contracted independent auditor in accordance with LPF’s standard operating practices and for compliance for being a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization.  All fund financial transactions are reviewed and presented at LPF board of director’s meetings. Donations are tax deductible.




Media Inquiries:

Christina Kendall, The Loss Prevention Foundation