Kim Hooper

Kim Hooper is a passionate leader with over 21 years of experience within the security industry. She has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies from Sears to Lowes, Walmart and Amazon. She has over 20 years of experience in loss prevention, asset protection, risk management, safety and investigations.

Hooper worked with Amazon for three years. During that time, she was the president of the Amazon Women in Security (AWIS), which supports women and allies in 14 countries around the globe. Their mission is to uplift, protect and inspire others in the security industry. She was also a member of the Black Employee Network, which is comprised of a little over 10,000 passionate and curious Amazonians who seek to develop their skills and network through professional and community experiences. She began with Amazon as regional loss prevention manager covering four states supporting 20,000 associates. Later, she became the senior recruiter for Global Security Operations, where she leveraged her passion for industry to bring others into the world of security.

Hooper is a six-year member of International Organization of Black Security Executives. Within the organization, she served as the director of student education, working with historically Black colleges and universities to educate students on the security industry. She connects schools, students and key stakeholders to prepare our future leaders for success in the business.

Locally, Hooper is the chair of the Alcorn State University School of Business Advisory Board, which allows her to partner with key stakeholders and advocate for more curriculums in the security industry. She has received multiple awards for her work, such as Walmart’s 2018 Making a Difference Award, Amazon’s 2021 AWIS Inspire Change Award, and SIA’s 2022 Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnership Award. When not working, she enjoys traveling to meet new people and learn new cultures.


Building Your Personal Brand

Presented by Kim Hooper and Benji Bolick  at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Personal branding is all about authenticity and discovering ways to distinguish yourself as a professional in today’s competitive marketplace. There are many ways to use your strengths to create your own unique value proposition.

Take part in candid conversation with two personal brand ambassadors and discover how to create a personal brand that reflects your likes, interests, values and personality. Set your business apart by communicating your viewpoints, building a consistent presence and visual identity and optimizing industry influence and engagement through deliberate content creation that aligns with your personal brand.