Loss Prevention Foundation announces new board members

Matthews, NC, April 16, 2013 -The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announces the selection of its newest board members to assist in governing and providing strategic direction for the Foundation.

The following individuals have accepted the nomination and have been approved by the board to serve on the Foundation's Board of Directors:

• Bob Oberosler, Group Vice President of Asset Protection, Rite Aid

• Steve Hyle, Vice President, Director of National Accounts, AFA Protective Systems, Inc.

"The Foundation continues to strive for a broad range of industry perspectives so we can serve the loss prevention industry in an informed and comprehensive manner," said Gene Smith, LPC, president of The Loss Prevention Foundation. "These leaders have proven that they have tremendous industry vision and have clearly demonstrated their commitment to improving the industry through supporting loss prevention education."

"The Foundation continues to amass strong retail support for its mission - educating the loss prevention industry by providing academically supported resources such as our LPQ and LPC certification programs," said Frank Johns, LPC, chairman of The Loss Prevention Foundation.

"Each of these professionals brings a unique perspective as a result of their extensive expertise in loss prevention, store operations and solution providing services."

The board also approved the following members to the academic committee:

• Jeffery P. Grossmann, JD., Director of Homeland & Corporate SecurityProgram, St. John's University-Managing Director for Order of Sword & Shield Honor Society (OSSHS), the only National Honor Society dedicated to the entire security discipline.

• Harry H. Porter, Ph.D., Director of the Admiration of Justice Program, Mississippi College
These individuals have clearly demonstrated their commitment to elevating our profession through supporting LPF in its academic efforts. They have and will continue to provide valuable support in collaborating with efforts to raise the level of awareness for our profession.