Spotlight on Leadership

37th Annual RLPSA Award Recipients Announced

ATLANTA, August 16, 2016 - Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) announces its 37th Annual Award Recipients, selected for their strong leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges, while going "above and beyond" daily responsibilities to make a difference in restaurant loss prevention and security.

The 2016 RLPSA Salute to Excellence Award is awarded to Jeff Levitt in recognition of his excellence in restaurant security through contributions to security programs that protect restaurant employees, customers, data and assets. Levitt has been providing a safe environment for more than 8.3 million customers a week at Panera, LLC. Levitt has proven to be a thought leader that employs innovative strategies to address restaurant security challenges.

The 2016 RLPSA Distinguished Service Award is awarded to Ryan Berkey in recognition of his commitment to serving others in the Loss Prevention industry; making a difference and demonstrating creativity and compassion by developing programs that leave a lasting impact on those he has served for the last 25 years. Berkey designed the in-house exception base reporting to identify losses in 4 key loss prevention metrics which impact his company's bottom line. For Dominos, this program improved bottom line results totaling over $3.6 million in 2015.

RLPSA also awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards to founding fathers Emil Monda and Tom Briggs, for their foundational and pioneering work to start the RLPSA organization over 40 years ago.

Rob Holm awarding Jeff Levitt for his excellence 
in restaurant security

Emil Monda speaking, after being honored with a lifetime achievement award

Ryan Berkey, winner of the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, making a speech

(Pictured left to right) George Chenarides, Amphion, Emil Monda, Holly Huges, McDonald's and former President of RLPSA Rob Holm, McDonald's at the Pearl in San Antonio

An overview of the event venue and band prior to Poker getting started. 
The Tuesday evening signature networking event was sponsored by ATHOS and FireKing.

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