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Sean Sportun

Chair

A business professional with 25years experience in the private security industry, Sean has spent the last 12years as Manager, Security & Loss Prevention for Circle K Stores Central Canada Division.

 

In his current role Sean’s responsibilities include the overall safety of customers/employees, crime prevention/robbery deterrence programs and investigations; while also managing all general liability claims and government compliance regulatory requirements for the Divisions 740 locations. Achieving the designation of International Crime Prevention Specialist in 2012, Sean consistently applies this knowledge within all aspects of his job functions.

 

In 2002, he joined the Toronto Crime Stoppers volunteer Board of Directors; where he is currently the program’s Chair – in addition, he holds the 2nd Vice President position on the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers and also serves as the 2nd Vice President of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, which provides crime prevention training on a global level. Expanding on his volunteer commitment, he answered the call to be part of the elite security organizing committee for the 2017 INVICTUS Games held in Toronto, Canada.

 

As a direct result of Sean’s involvement and dedication to community safety he has received a number of prestigious awards, most notably the Key to the City of Baton Rouge for his Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts in 2005, his selection as the 2013 Canadian Security Magazine’s Security Director of the Year and the 2016 Mission500 Humanitarian Award (the first Canadian to achieve this honour). Recently, Sean was ranked third globally by IFSEC Global for Security Management.

 

As a direct result of Sean’s involvement and dedication to community safety he has received a number of prestigious awards, most notably the Key to the City of Baton Rouge for his Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts in 2005, his selection as the 2013 Canadian Security Magazine’s Security Director of the Year, 2013 Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Civilian Achievement Award, 2016 Mission500 Humanitarian Award (the first Canadian to achieve this honour) and most recently, Sean was ranked third globally by IFSEC Global for Security Management.

 

A security expert in the Convenience Store Industry and a strong believer in sharing best practices, Sean authors quarterly articles in the Convenience and Carwash Magazine and has been a regular guest lecturer for several Provincial, National and International associations on Crime Prevention, he is best known for his workshops on using Social Media as an Effective Crime Prevention Tool and Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement

 

Sean’s innovative vision has been the focus of Harvard University’s School of Business, which recently published two business reviews on his approach towards retail crime prevention.