Celebrating loss prevention


The NRF PROTECT Awards are the highest loss prevention and asset protection recognitions in the retail industry. Nominate a peer or colleague who goes above and beyond what’s expected. Help us celebrate our successes and recognize the hard work and talent within our ranks.

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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 2023.

Past Ring of Excellence Honorees:

2022 - Alisa Dart, group vice president – asset protection, Albertsons Companies 
           Van Carney, senior security and loss prevention consultant, Keiser Communications and Security LLC

2019 - Gus Downing, president & publisher, The D&D Daily

2018 - Bob MacLea, senior vice president, TJX Companies

2017 - Gene Smith, LPC, president, The Loss Prevention Foundation