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Spotlight on Leadership 9-15-14


IAI and Vector Security Recognize Remarkable Women in Loss Prevention: Carmen DuBose

Carmen DuBose, CFI, LPC
Regional Vice President of Loss Prevention
Hibbett Sports

Her Journey

Carmen DuBose initially describes herself as “Homegrown Hibbett!” This is an endearing term used at Hibbett Sports for associates with outstanding tenure at the organization. Carmen has been with Hibbett for almost 15 years. According to Carmen, there has been valuable benefit to staying in one environment. “Loyalty is an important quality to me,” she said. “I’ve been loyal to Hibbett and Hibbett has been loyal to me. I was extremely lucky to find the right company for me right out of college.”

“I’ve been on both sides of the business: operations and loss prevention. From a career standpoint, that’s been beneficial because I know the company’s in’s and out’s and that helps me to be a better decision-maker.”

Carmen’s current role includes responsibility for overall protection of the company’s assets including people, profitability, and brand. She started with Hibbett as a part-time sales associate and quickly worked her way up to store manager, managing three different retail locations.

“The last store I ran was one of the highest shrinkage stores in the company before I became manager,” said Carmen. “This was the first time in my retail career where I became heavily involved in the Loss Prevention side of the job and decided that this was what I wanted my career path to be.” She then started as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager covering up to 70 stores across 10 states. Navigating through the ranks, Carmen achieved Director of Loss Prevention in 2008, supervising seven Regional LPMs. She then became Regional Vice President of Loss Prevention in February 2014 and currently supervises 11 RLPMs covering 500 stores, a Loss Prevention Analyst, and a Corporate Office LP Associate.

Read the rest of Carmen's story in this special edition of the CFInsider.

"The best part of my job is training and developing my team," said Carmen.
"Seeing a new Regional Loss Prevention Manager reach his or her goals makes my job rewarding."

The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) teamed up with Vector Security to recognize remarkable women in loss prevention through a special edition of the CFInsider, a publication of IAI. The group selected individuals who are well-rounded, tenured in their profession, value continuing education and are all-around excellent leaders in their organizations as well as the overall loss prevention field.

IAI based its selections on the key principles of IAI, then narrowed the list based upon these criteria: Industry Commitment, Dedication to Learning, Leadership Qualities, and Career Journey.
IAI will continue to recognize and honor remarkable women in the LP field each year by devoting a special edition of the CFInsider to them, as well as columns in their regular publication and dedicated space on their website,



Spotlight on Leadership 9-15-14
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