NRF PROTECT Awards

Celebrating loss prevention excellence

The NRF PROTECT Awards stand as the pinnacle of recognition for those who champion loss prevention and asset protection. It's not just an honor; it's a celebration of exceptional dedication and unparalleled contributions to the industry. 

Help us celebrate our successes and recognize the hard work and talent within our ranks.

Nominate that exceptional colleague or peer who consistently goes above and beyond, forging a path of excellence that ignites progress.

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NRF PROTECT Awards

Ring of Excellence Award

The NRF’s Loss Prevention Council’s Ring of Excellence Award is the premier recognition program for loss prevention professionals. The award recognizes outstanding leaders who have undoubtedly shaped the industry. The defining quality among these leaders is that the industry would not be what it is today without their contributions.

The award will be presented to the winner during NRF PROTECT 2024 on Wednesday, June 5 at 5 p.m.

NRF PROTECT awards

2023 Ring of Excellence Honorees

  • Read Hayes
  • Joan Manson
  • Chad McIntosh
  • Chuck Miller
  • Keith White

Past Ring of Excellence Honorees

2022

  • Van Carney
  • Alisa Dart

2019

  • Gus Downing

2018

  • Bob MacLea

2017

  • Gene Smith

2016

  • Joseph LaRocca

2015

  • Richard Mellor

2014

  • Daniel Doyle

2013

  • George Luciano

2011

  • John Hegan

2010

  • Jim Lee

2009

  • Sandy Katz
  • Gary Manson
  • George Slicho

2008

  • Robert Barry
  • James Bridges
  • Shelley Connors
  • Ben Guffy
  • Robert Ralickli
  • Joe Roessier
  • Doug Wicklander
  • Fred Wilson
  • Dave Zulawski

2007

  • John Christman
  • Richard Hollinger
  • David Myers
  • King Rogers
  • Lew Shealy

Ring of Excellence Award

The NRF’s Loss Prevention Council’s Ring of Excellence Award is the premier recognition program for loss prevention professionals. The award recognizes outstanding leaders who have undoubtedly shaped the industry. The defining quality among these leaders is that the industry would not be what it is today without their contributions.

The award will be presented to the winner during NRF PROTECT 2024 on Wednesday, June 5 at 5 p.m.

2023 Ring of Excellence Honorees:

  • Read Hayes
  • Keith White
  • Chad McIntosh
  • Joan Manson
  • Chuck Miller

Past Ring of Excellence Honorees:

2022     Alisa Dart, Van Carney
2019     Gus Downing
2018     Bob MacLea
2017     Gene Smith
2016     Joseph LaRocca
2015     Richard Mellor
2014     Daniel Doyle
2013     George Luciano
2011     John Hegan
2010     Jim Lee
2009     Gary Manson, Sandy Katz, George Slicho
2008     Doug Wicklander, Dave Zulawski, Robert Barry, James Bridges, Shelley Connors, Ben Guffy, Robert Ralickli, Joe Roessier, Fred Wilson
2007     King Rogers, Richard Hollinger, David Myers, Lew Shealy, John Christman