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John Velke

John
Velke

SVP, Risk Management
Total Wine & More
John Velke is a 44-year veteran of retail loss prevention and risk management. He started as a store detective at Lord & Taylor and worked his way up to Divisional Vice President. He served as the Vice President of Loss Prevention at Fred Meyer and later assumed the same role for Parisian, Proffitt’s, and McRae’s stores then owned by Saks Incorporated. In 2008 he went to Total Wine & More as their Vice President of Loss Prevention & Safety and was promoted to SVP of Risk Management in 2017. John currently serves on the NRF’s Loss Prevention Advisory Council. He has previously served on the Illinois Attorney General’s task force on computer crime, Oregon’s Board of Public Standards and Training (The Police Academy), The Citizens Crime Commission, and the Food Marketing Institute’s Loss Prevention council. John has written many magazine articles for Loss Prevention Magazine, spoken at many industry conferences, and is the author of two non-fiction books on investigations. He considers his greatest accomplishment the influence he’s had on developing leaders now serving in top loss prevention jobs throughout the United States.

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Wednesday Jun 12
2:30 - 3:15 PM
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201 A, Level 2

Here's your chance for interactive learning and networking. Pick a table and topic, and be led in conversation with your peers by an industry executive. These are off-the-record safe spaces to meet other attendees, brainstorm and take ideas... Read more

Thursday Jun 13
2:30 - 3:15 PM
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201 B, Level 2

Here's your chance for interactive learning and networking. Pick a table and topic and be led in conversation with your peers by an industry executive. These are off-the-record safe spaces to meet other attendees, brainstorm and take ideas... Read more