Vector Security Networks Announces 2020 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Scholarship Recipients

April 30, 2020

$21,335 awarded to support loss prevention continuing education.

PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2020 – Vector Security Networks, a division of Vector Security, Inc., and a top 4 integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, announces the recipients of its 2020 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

The company began awarding the scholarships in 2009 in support of career development and continuing education for professionals in this rapidly-growing industry. Each year, loss prevention professionals, or those interested in a career in loss prevention, are invited to apply.

The 2020 recipients are:

LPQ Scholarship Recipients

Jake Burch, Academy Sports + Outdoors
Samantha Byrne, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
Keith Cohen, U.S. Army
Karen Klassen, Bob's Discount Furniture
Mahendra Persaud, Fanatics
Anne-Marie Somers, Luxottica
Rickey Stubbs, TJ Maxx
Rachel Tisdale, Meijer
Daniel Tyler, Blain Supply / Blain's Farm & Fleet<
Enrique Yu, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

LPC Scholarship Recipients

Andrew Bailey, HomeGoods/TJX
Dawn Charbonneau, Luxottica
Audrey Kohler, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Lew McFarland, Tillys
Scott Pickrel, Walmart, Inc.
Joseph Rapacz , Ascena Retail Group
Clifford Rustin, Nordstrom
Kim Sakevich, The Wireless Experience
Brandon Stuart, GPC (Napa Auto Parts)
Diane Valdez, Paradies Lagardere

LPQ Canadian Scholarship Recipient

Toseef Khan, Sunglass Hut

LPC Canadian Scholarship Recipients

Craig Smart, The Beer Store
Michelle Stebanuk, Walmart Canada

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Michael T. Grady, LPC, Executive Vice President of Vector Security Networks. “Each year, we receive a large number of applications from deserving individuals, and this year was no exception. While the awardees represent a variety of professional backgrounds, they each express the highest level of desire for the opportunity, and share a positive outlook as to how they will use this program to enhance the value they bring to their respective employers and to the profession. We are pleased to help them advance their career aspirations.”

Including the latest recipients, Vector Security has awarded 284 scholarships totaling $283,795 since the program began in 2009.

About Vector Security Networks
Vector Security Networks ( is a division of Vector Security, Inc., a top 4 integrator of physical security solutions and managed services for North American retailers and multi-site businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies. Vector Security Networks serves nearly 90,000 national account sites across North America. Vector Security Networks has installed primary and secondary networks for some of the largest retailers and quick serve restaurants in the United States.


About Vector Security

For more than 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. ( has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.

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