David Johnston

David Johnston
David Johnston
VP, Asset Protection and Retail Operations
National Retail Federation
David Johnston is vice president of Asset Protection & Retail Operations for the National Retail Federation. In his role, he leads asset protection and store operations focused initiatives and member programs, facilitating engagement, promoting best practices and advocating on policy initiatives focusing on crime, violence, loss and issues challenging the profitability of retail store operations. A career asset protection professional with global experience, David has held leadership positions across various retail verticals, along with establishing programs to support corporate security, loss prevention and online fraud.

David is a regular speaker and spokesperson on various asset protection topics across the retail and complementary industries. He has been portrayed and presented across various media outlets as an expert in the industry. David is active across the industry, focused on the evolution of the asset protection profession. A past President and board member of the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA), and long-term member of the NRF Loss Prevention Council, David currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Loss Prevention Research Council, is an active member of ASIS, and supports future professionals as an advisor for his hometown’s High School’s Criminal Justice Vocational Program.