Welcome Members


Wendy Hans
Director of Fraud/Loss Control for AMC Theatres

I welcome you to the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA), the premier association for loss prevention, security and safety professionals serving the restaurant and food service industry.

Our association is unique amongst other trade associations, whereas our membership and events cater specifically to those serving the restaurant and food service industry, keeping our content, discussions and sharing of best practices unique to the issues involving our segment and practices that can be used by the majority of our membership.

We also take pride in our relationships with and inclusion of those solution partners serving our industry; providing them with membership in our association, holding seats on our Board of Directors, and sharing in the growth, evolution and success of our association. It is a partnership which began with our founders, and has continued throughout the rich history of our association’s forty years.

Throughout the year we will provide our members with opportunities to connect, learn, and share with their fellow professionals. From our highly successful RLPSA Connects to online webinars and membership discussion calls, we will offer various opportunities to network and discuss the issues facing our profession and industry each day.

In April 2023, we will hold our 43rd Annual Conference at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. Growing every year, our conference provides our membership, solution providers and guests three days of excellent content which includes, professional development, sharing information and practices, seeing the latest offerings from our solution partners, and of course networking amongst our peers. In 2022, we added a “Franchise Focus Day.”  Franchisees built their very own content day for unmatched networking and problem-solving with expert franchisee speakers.  The RLPSA Conference is an event you do not want to miss.

On behalf of our membership, I thank you for visiting our website and invite you to connect with us. Take advantage of the information available to you across our site, become part of our online community, and if you serve the restaurant and food service industry, become a member. We welcome you to join us as we become smarter together.


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.


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Nashville, TN




Wendy Hans, RLPSA President
AMC Theatres

Rocco Prate, Senior Advisor
The Wendy’s Company

Bill Ball
McDonald’s Corporation

Heather Hearn
Wawa, Inc.

Shaun Jackson
Panda Restaurant Group

Kurt Leisure
The Cheesecake Factory

Dan Lieberman
Taco Bell Franchise – Southeast QSR, LLC

Sandy Martinez
Food 4 Less

Dan Moren
Starbucks Coffee Company

Mike Simmons
WKS Restaurant Group

Jason Swanson
MOD Pizza


Solution Provider Liaisons

David Donna
Donna Law Firm PC

Paig Parish
Hanwha Techwin America

Basia Pietrawska
CAP Index, Inc.


FIRMA Advisory Board Members

Louis Burke
El Pollo Loco

Sarah Cato

Ronald Gray
Accent Care

Cristian Iglesias
The Cheesecake Factory

Mike Kopulsky
Front Line Safety

Kurt Leisure
The Cheesecake Factory

Chris Magana
WKS Restaurant Group



Amber Bradley
Executive Director