Tony Sheppard is the Director of Loss Prevention Solutions for ThinkLP.  He has spent the last 28 years working in the retail loss prevention industry.  Starting his career as a store detective with Montgomery Ward and moving on to various loss prevention roles at CVS Health, Ulta Beauty, Bloomingdales, Family Dollar, Pep Boys, and the Paradies Shops.  Tony has spent that last 14 years focused on Organized Retail Crime.  He provides guidance and advice in combating ORC to his counterparts in retail as well as law enforcement.  He has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences across the country and conducts guest lectures at Texas A&M.  He is certified as an expert witness on Organized Retail Crime and product diversion and has testified on several state and federal cases.  Tony has also helped draft multiple state ORC bills that have become law.  He has a master’s degree in Security Management, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and an associate degree in Business Management.  He is also a board member for the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) and participates in multiple working groups for the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC).