RLPSA Announces Newly Elected President and Board Members

NASHVILLE, (May 4, 2022) –The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces its new President, Wendy Hans, Director of Fraud and Loss Control for AMC Theatres, as well as its newest restaurant Board Members:  

  • Jason Swanson, Senior Manager of Asset Protection at MOD Pizza
  • Dan Lieberman, Director of Loss Prevention at Southeast QSR, LLC Restaurants
  • Heather Hearn, Senior Security Advisor at Wawa, Inc.

Solution Provider Liaison New Board Members:

  • Basia Pietrawska, Vice President, Consulting and Analytics at CAP Index
  • David Donna, Attorney at Donna Law Firm p.c.

“It’s very exciting to announce Wendy Hans as the first female president of RLPSA,” said Octavio Jara, Sr. Manager of Security for McDonald’s and outgoing President of the RLPSA.  “Wendy is a phenomenal leader and true expert in her craft.  She will lead RLPSA over the next two years executing RLPSA’s mission with a unique perspective and experience at AMC Theatres.”

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to serve as RLPSA President,” said Wendy Hans, newly elected president at RLPSA’s Annual Conference in Denver this year.  “I look forward to continuing to build on RLPSA’s goal to diversify the types of content and resources provided to the RLPSA community.  We are eager to build on the most-attended conference ever – including more types of foodservice providers than ever before!  It is definitely an exciting time for the RLPSA!” 

As Director of Fraud and Loss Control, Wendy collaborates with individuals across her organization to protect AMC from fraud losses. She oversees fraud detection, investigation, and prevention for 600+ theatres, e-commerce and the loyalty program. An expert in fraud risk management, Wendy directs fraud data analytics, advises on fraud risk and potential mitigation, and administers the fraud risk assessment. In addition, Wendy is Co-Chair of the inaugural DEI Council on the AMC Women’s Experience. She previously worked in accounting systems, audit, international accounting, and theatre operations during her 30+ years at AMC.



The RLPSA’s goal is to help make our members more efficient and successful in their careers by serving as the “go-to” resource for restaurant and food industry loss prevention and security, risk, and safety professionals. Investigate your company’s membership rate here and join today: http://rlpsa.com/join-us/