Regional Loss Prevention Manager
Kim Hooper is from Biloxi, Mississippi, but currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. She has over 19 years’ experience in loss prevention, asset protection, risk management, safety and investigations. She is a high-energy, fast-paced leader who believes in world-class customer service. Hooper graduated from Alcorn State University in the class of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She acquired her MBA in 2002 from Mississippi State University. In 2018, Hooper was inducted into the “Leading Alcornites Under 50” by the Jackson, Mississippi Alcorn State University Alumni Chapter. She is the 2020-2022 Chair of the Alcorn State University School of Business Advisory Board. She helps determine the new curriculum offerings and calibrates the current classes available to students. She also leads recruitment efforts every year for her alma mater.
Professionally, Hooper is the regional loss prevention manager with Amazon. She covers the Robotics Central Region, which includes states, with over 30,000 associates. Within Amazon, she is the president of the Amazon Women in Security Global Board. This organization supplies support to women associates in the United States, Australia, Japan, Europe, India and Mexico. She is also a member of the Black Employee Network. This organization drives the support of black associates within the company and educates others in the area diversity, how to support the employees and build up the community.
Currently, Hooper continues making impacts in her local area. She is a member of the Columbus, Ohio, City Council Commission for the “Black Girls’ Initiative.” This initiative is a movement to improve the quality of life for black girls between the ages of 11 and 22 through improved housing, better education, increased mentorship and financial support. She was with Walmart for four years and in 2018 received the Walmart’s Regional “Making A Difference Award” for her recruitment efforts with the company and her work in the community. Hooper has received over 15 awards for exceeding company metrics in her career and has a track record for growing talent to matriculate to the next level.
Hooper is a five-year member of the International Organization of Black Security Executives. Within the organization, she is the Director of the Student Education Committee. Locally, she is a part of the National Urban League, the National Black MBA Association and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Hooper is most proud of her 15-year-old daughter, Dominique, and spends her free time being a supportive band and cross-country mom! When not working, she enjoys traveling out of the country on exotic adventures.