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Committees | LP Benevolent Fund

Certification Benefits

Remember Loss Prevention and Asset Protection professionals who were lost to us during the course of their duties.

Donate to their loved ones through the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.


Committee members perform several important duties while they serve:

  • Provide general overall administration of the memorial fund program.
  • Insure that 100% of the designated funds donated are distributed directly to the specified recipients.
  • Insure that at each general board meeting, the activity of the LP Benevolent Fund Committee is formally reported to the Treasurer and read into the minutes and approved by the board.
  • Evaluate all incidents reported to the committee for recipient eligibility. All approved recipients will be listed on the LP Benevolent Fund web page.


Chris Duke, LPC (Chair), former Director of Loss Prevention at Dots (in Transition)
Rob Shields, (Treasurer), Director of Loss Prevention, Staples
Lisa LaBruno, Esq., Senior Vice President, RILA
Stacy Bearden, Director, Asset Protection Field Operations, The Home Depot
James Cosseboom, LPC, Manager of Investigations and Corporate Security, Ahold USA
Bill Davis, Regional Director of Sales, Southeast US, BSI - Best Security Industries
Lou DiLorenzo, Director of Client Relations, SOS Security LLC
Richard Dobson, Sr. Director - Global Supply Chain Asset Protection, Luxottica North America
Garth Gasse, CFI, Senior Loss Prevention Manager | Support Center, SSP North America
Steve Hyle, LPC, VP of National Accounts, AFA Protective Systems, Inc.
Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Sr. Director-Asset Protection Operations, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Gary Johnson, CPP, former VPLP at The Vitamin Shoppe (in Transition)
Jeff Levitt, LPC CPP, Senior Manager, Panera Bread
Melissa Mitchell, Director of LP & Inventory Control, Lifeway Christian Stores