Thursday, July 12 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Pawnbrokers sell a lot of jewelry, and the criminal challenges they face are similar to those all retail jewelers face every day in the U.S. This program will look at reported retail jewelry crime in the U.S.: Robbery, Theft and Burglary. It will provide a background on recently reported criminal activity against retail jewelers in the U.S. and encourage attendees to see their potential exposure to jewelry loss in the critical context of their own risk management strategies.
David Sexton, CPCU, is vice president of loss prevention consulting at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Headquartered in Neenah, Wis., Jewelers Mutual is the only insurance company in the U.S. and Canada that specializes exclusively in protecting jewelry and the jewelry industry.
Since joining Jewelers Mutual in 1980, Sexton has been involved in the company’s Commercial Lines underwriting and loss prevention programs. He currently is responsible for developing and executing activities related to the company’s loss prevention efforts, including initiating and maintaining key relationships in the jewelry, insurance, and alarm industries, as well as the law-enforcement community.
He serves on the board of directors for the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, a nonprofit association devoted to reducing crimes against the jewelry industry, Jewellers Vigilance Canada, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing ethical practices and crime prevention education in the Canadian jewelry industry, as well as the Canadian Jewellers Association. In 2016 Sexton was the recipient of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance Industry Service Award.
Sexton has served on the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Security Systems Council, formerly known as the Burglary Protection Council, since 1994 and also serves as a corporate member of UL in the insurance category. He served on the Central Station Alarm Association’s Insurance Liaison Committee, which assisted in the development of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) burglar alarm modular certificate program and remains active on several UL/ULC Standard Technical Panels through which UL/ULC develops and maintain their standards for safety. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.
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