About Us

The Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (formerly NFSSC) is an exclusive community of loss prevention professionals focused on helping its members minimize losses and reduce liabilities within the restaurant and food industries, to positively impact company profitability.

We are industry leaders sharing our collective expertise, knowledge and solutions to the challenges we face every day. Our goal is to make our members more efficient and successful in their jobs by serving as the “go-to” resource for restaurant-industry loss prevention and security expertise.

As a member-run organization, we share information about industry trends and connect a network of peers who understand the unique challenges of the job, and who collaborate to find the next best solution. We create a forum for discussion and problem-solving, so that our members benefit from shared expertise. We provide professional development opportunities that are designed to meet the specific interests and concerns of restaurant- and food industry professionals, and we advocate for regulations that will make our workplaces more safe and secure.


Become THE premier organization and resource for valuable content, powerful networking and professional growth for loss prevention, safety and security professionals in the foodservice and restaurant industry.


Our mission is to educate our members on topics that benefit our companies by helping provide a safe and secure environment for our customers and employees, identify and mitigate risk by leveraging best practices with innovative solution providers, protect our companies from the erosive effects of crime, address public and government concerns about safety and security and be an advocate for the industry.

What’s in it for You?


Each year, the Board of Directors puts goals and strategies in place to help elevate your career by, expanding your knowledge base, and provide you with even more access to resources.

We are consistently focused on creating:

A forum for exchange of ideas
Responsiveness to member needs
Strategic alliances with vendors and other professional organizations
Promotion and growth of our members and the RLPSA organization
A commitment to diversity
Value through delivery of relevant industry information and education

The RLPSA Board of Directors is committed to achieving these objectives for you, our members.


Josh Phillips
Senior Director, Head of Safety & Asset Protection, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Dan Moren
Senior Security Manager at Starbucks

Rocco Prate
Loss Prevention, Safety, and Security, Wendy’s Company

Heather Hearn
Senior Security Advisor at Wawa, Inc.

Daniel Thomas
Field Security Manager at McDonald’s Corporation

Aaron Hancart
Sr. Director, Asset Protection & Safety at Denny’s

Nicole McDargh
Global Security and Safety Executive, Vice President Safety and Loss Prevention at Domino’s

Kurt Leisure
Vice President, Risk Services at The Cheesecake Factory

Wendy Hans
Director, Fraud/Loss Control at AMC Theatres

Lyndon Richardson
Chief Risk Officer, Whataburger

Michael Simmons
Vice President, Human Resources, Risk, and Legal, WKS Restaurant Group

Thomas Stein
Director, Asset Protection & Safety, Paradies Lagardère

Solution Provider Liaisons

David Donna
Donna Law Firm PC

Paig Parish
Blue Dot Safes

Basia Pietrawska
CAP Index, Inc.


FIRMA Advisory Board Members

Louis Burke
WKS Restaurant Group

Sarah Cato

Ronald Gray
Accent Care

Cristian Iglesias
The Cheesecake Factory

Mike Kopulsky
Front Line Safety

Kurt Leisure
The Cheesecake Factory



Amber Bradley
Executive Director

Rebecca Alexander
Associate Director