RLPSA Connect



Panda Restaurant Group headquarters in Rosemead, CA
1683 Walnut Grove Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

All Attendees Must Register:

Registration coming soon


Parking is free


This event is FREE for restaurants.


RLPSA CONNECT Los Angeles, CA is a FREE event for RESTAURANTS. Join the exclusive community of restaurant LP, Security, Safety, & Risk professionals who solve the unique challenges the restaurant and food service industry faces every day. Smarter. Together.

May 16, 2024 content coming soon

November 16, 2023 PROGRAM SCHEDULE (subject to change)


Registration, Badge Retrieval, and Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Amber Bradley, Executive Director of RLPSA and Kurt Leisure, The Cheesecake Factory, President of RLPSA

“Domestic & International Organizational Risks” John Franchi, Former CIA & International Affairs Expert

“State of Crime in the Industry” John Melvin, Managing Attorney, District Attorney’s Office, Gwinnett County

“Rising Crime & De-Escalation Techniques” A panel discussion featuring Basia Pietrawska, Vice President, Crime Intelligence Analysis, CAP Index, Inc., Christopher Magana, Senior Manager, Field Safety & Asset Protection, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Rob Norton, Senior Lead Advisor, Chick-fil-A Enterprise Protection Services. Moderated by Amber Bradley, Executive Director, RLPSA.

“Maximizing Your Security Budget with A.I.” A panel discussion featuring Lyndon Richardson, Chief Risk Officer, Whataburger and Adit Chhabra, CEO and Co-Founder, Wobot.ai.  Moderated by David McVicker, Vice President, NAVCO.

“Balancing Safety & Rick with Speed of Service”  A panel featuring safety and risk experts from Chick-fil-A, Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services, The Cheesecake Factory, Heather Hearn, LPC, Supervisor of E-Commerce Fraud & Physical Security, Wawa, Inc., and Rose Roth, Director, People Safety, Chick-fil-A. Moderated by Rebecca Alexander, CSP, Associate Director, RLPSA.

Facilitated Round Table Discussions  Find out how your peers are tackling some of your challenges, including Digital Fraud Trends in QSR, Safety Training, and Risk Trends, and share your own strategies and best practices!  Facilitated by Patrick Finnigan, Director, Loss Prevention Analytics & Fraud, Inspire Brands.


Networking & Reception 


Thank you to our sponsors