Rhett Asher is a seasoned professional with over twenty-five years of experience providing exemplary strategic leadership in retail operations, asset protection, & supply chain, as well as, sales, business development and trade associations. He has a long history of developing & leading teams and building strong industry relationships that drive industry value and achieve results.
Rhett is currently the Vice President, Strategy for ThinkLP and directs its sales, business development, marketing and account executive teams. In addition to several other corporate roles, he was a Vice President of several national industry trade associations, such as RILA, NFSSC, NRF and FMI. With these associations, he organized and launched national educational conferences, led leadership councils to connect industry leaders and created many industry resources & value-added partnerships. He also co-founded the non-profit Loss Prevention Foundation to create a robust industry certification for retail loss prevention professionals.
Rhett has served on both the Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council and the Food and Agriculture Sector Coordinating Council for the Department of Homeland Security. He is also the co-chair of the Advisory Committee for the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention and on the Advisory Board for the Loss Prevention Magazine.
Wes Bank, LPC is currently the Director of Loss Prevention for DHL eCommerce, overseeing risk management, government regulatory, audit, investigations, and physical security. A Loss Prevention practitioner since 1990, Wes previously held Loss Prevention management roles with Velocity Express, Office Depot, and Jewel-Osco. Wes has worked diligently to support various industry initiatives over the years. He served on the Loss Prevention Foundation’s certification committee during the early development of the Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Certified (LPC) programs. He furnished the basis for a case study on safety incentives published in Occupational Health & Safety, September 2008. He founded and chaired the ISCPO’s Carrier Security Audit Committee with the objective to improve “final-mile” carrier compliance. He has been a participating member of Merchant Risk Council, RILA, and InfraGard. Wes has a B.S. Degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University.
Byron is a veteran Asset Protection professional with over twenty-nine year career working for various retailers, including Eckerd Drugs, Office Depot, Circuit City and 7-Eleven. His experience has specialized in directing regional and corporate asset protection/loss prevention, distribution/logistics, risk management, safety and corporate security. Byron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Byron has been an active member of many organizations including the LPRC where he serves as a board member, RILA where he is involved with the RILA Asset Protection Conference Steering Committee and ISCPO. He has also held board member positions with The Houston Crime Stoppers and The Texas Retailers Association. He is recognized as a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) by the International Association of Interviewers and as a Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) by the Loss Prevention Foundation. He and his wife make McKinney, Texas their home.
Malcolm Beckwith, has an extensive background as a loss prevention executive. He currently works for Tuesday Morning as the Safety/Loss Prevention Manager. Previously, he worked for Ross stores as the Director of Loss Prevention for the supply chain network. He also served as the Regional Loss Prevention Director for Ross Stores. Prior to his tenure at Ross Stores Malcolm served as the director of loss prevention for Sears stores and as the Assistant Vice President Loss Prevention for Marshalls/TJ Maxx stores where he was responsible for all Marshalls stores and distribution centers located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Lastly, he served as CEO/President of Beckwith and associates executive search. Malcolm has previously served on the executive board of directors for the Northeast Boys Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest New England. Throughout his career Malcolm has been profiled in many diversity articles that included the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Evansville Courier, and the Loss Prevention Magazine.
Liz D’Aloia is the founder of HR Virtuoso Company. Based in Texas, HR Virtuoso has two lines of business. The first is a mobile recruiting software system that helps companies optimize their employment application processes and increase their candidate pool. Additionally, HR Virtuoso offers HR and employment law consulting services, including: Complex project management such as restructurings, compensation plan design and implementation, and staffing models; FLSA compliance strategies; Positive employee relations training; Employee handbook development and training; Diversity, outreach, and other recruiting strategies to support affirmative action plans.
Prior to launching HR Virtuoso, Liz rose through the ranks of transportation, retail, and mortgage companies as a Senior Employment Attorney and VP of HR. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to practice in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Kansas. Liz is a nationally recognized blogger, speaker, and HR practitioner.
Rod is the Co-Founder and former Chairman of the ISCPO. Currently, Rod is the Vice President of Protective Services for D & L Protective Services. He has served in executive loss prevention and security positions with companies such as Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations, Blockbuster Entertainment and Loomis Fargo. He served seven years in the United States Navy and also worked as an adult probation officer for the State of Texas. Rod has a bachelor’s degree in criminal science and has completed graduate work in criminal psychology. He has published articles in several professional periodicals. Additionally, he has written a book entitled A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Violence. His specialties include internal theft, investigations, active shooter, workplace violence and program development. Rod has been a guest speaker on subjects such as security for houses of worship, internal theft, armed robbery, executive protection, workplace violence and other topics. He is a graduate of the Dallas FBI Citizens Academy. Rod serves on the advisory board to the University Of North Texas School Of Criminal Justice.
Tony Lugg is an advisory board member of the Supply Chain Forensics Company, based in Asia, focused on providing an end-to-end solution from upstream suppliers to last mile deliveries managing total landed costs of material as well as contracted suppliers, minimizing financial, operational, reputational and legal risks.
He was recently invited to KATALYST’s Supply Chain Innovation Network, a global private expert learning network for innovators, thought leaders and investors in supply chain, Tony has shared his experience and learning with his global peers and industry on Digital Transformation, Thought Leadership and Innovation.
Tony is an award-winning pioneer & leader, who fosters collaboration & innovation and leverages a solution- oriented, situational leadership style to inspire breakthrough performance and increased operational excellence from diverse direct reports and cross-functional teams. He was previously the Chairman of a leading industry association building supply chain resilience across the supply chain for Fortune 500 companies and provided strategic directions and operating plans for the organization.
Glenn is the Co-Founder and inaugural Chairman of the ISCPO. He is currently employed with McLane Company, Inc as the Director of Asset Protection and leads the company’s AP/LP strategy for the corporate office, 80 distribution centers and proprietary trucking fleet. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University. Working both domestically and internationally specializing in Supply Chain, Transportation, and Logistics, Glenn has held both executive and management positions with companies such as Pitney Bowes, Newgistics, Office Depot, Henry Schein and Motorola. In addition, he has had the unique opportunity to build Loss Prevention programs from the ground floor at several companies. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas-Arlington.
Tom Meehan, CFI is a leading loss prevention expert in all things cybersecurity and information technology. He is the chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, the retail technology editor at Loss Prevention Magazineand the co-host of the Loss Prevention Research Council podcast CrimeScience. His industry influence is also present through his roles as Sr. Technology Advisor, board member and Innovation Team Chair with the Loss Prevention Research Council. Prior to joining CONTROLTEK Tom was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, asset protection systems and data analytics. Prior to his 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale’s, he worked for Home Depot in loss prevention, and has had various technology, loss prevention, and operational roles at several other companies.
James is an executive leader and practitioner with 30 years of experience in loss prevention, supply chain security and operations. James is currently responsible for Commercial Development of security technology and systems integration for Prosegur Security. Prior to his role with Prosegur James was the Vice President of Loss Prevention and Risk Management for Pier 1 Imports and Director of Loss Prevention for Neiman Marcus. Throughout his career James has spearheaded cross-functional initiatives comprising of technology and system integrations, profit protection strategies, eCommerce fraud risk modeling, environmental health and safety, supply chain and CTPAT security compliance. James has also served on the Axis Communications Retail Advisory Board, ASIS Asset Protection Committee, and LPRC Supply Chain Working Group.
Steve Sturgill has an extensive back ground in Loss Prevention spanning over 30 years. He currently works for Amazon as the Manager of Logistics Investigations where he leads a team of investigators that focus on losses that occur within the Supply Chain. Prior to his time with Amazon, Steve served as the Zone Asset Protection Manager for 1,100 7-Eleven Stores located throughout the Midwest. Previously, Steve held the roles of Director of Logistics Loss Prevention at Sears Holdings and Supply Chain Asset Protection Group Leader with Target Stores. Steve has his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has attained his Loss Prevention Certification through the Loss Prevention Foundation.
Corey earned his B.S. degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University in 1991. In 1997 he earned his M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has five years of experience as a police officer and 18 years’ experience in corporate security. His current role is the Americas Regional Security Manager at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. His current duties focus on executive security, investigations, security system design, access control, security surveys, and guard force management. Corey also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.