Meet the RLPSA Board of Directors

Octavio Jara, RLPSA President, McDonald’s

Rocco Prate, Safety & Security Manager, The Wendy’s Company

Rocco leads The Wendy’s Company (North Region) where he oversees the safety & security for 250 company restaurant locations and supports 2,285 franchise restaurants. He has over 20 years of LP & security experience working for numerous retail companies. Rocco is also a current member of the United States Army Reserve and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He currently serves on the board of the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association.

Van Carney, National Director, Safety & Loss Prevention, Domino’s

Van joined Domino’s in 1996 and prior to him being promoted to National Director; he served as the Regional Security Manager for franchisees in the East Region and also supported the Team USA corporate stores in New York and New Jersey. He was recently elected as a board member of the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association and has been an active contributor to the association’s magazine, providing guidance to franchisees regarding team member safety, store security as well as loss prevention. The RLPSA has also shared his informative articles with the Domino’s Franchise Association magazine. He was the visionary in creating a program that focused on bringing law enforcement and other security practitioners together for the RLPSA, now branded RLPSA Connect. This program focuses on how to improve working relationships that positively impacted both communities and businesses. He has been instrumental in assisting franchisees with Exception Base training and is currently involved in implementing the system to our International Franchisees.

Wendy Hans, AMC Theatres

Rick Walker, Chik-fil-A

Greg Jenkins, Texas Roadhouse

Dan Lieberman, Southeast QSR, LLC

Kurt Leisure, The Cheesecake Factory

Raymond “Paig” Parish | Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing | Amphion

Paig is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience working with industry professionals specializing in Loss Prevention, Asset Protection, Safety, Security and Construction. Paig has religiously attended RLPSA for over 20 years and regularly explores other Retail & Food Service Industry trade shows annually.

His past work for the RLPSA honored him with being elected as the first Vendor Liaison to the Board to serve a two- year term. Other contributions include, organizing and fundraising to insure the success of the annual RLPSA Golf outing and serving as a member of the 1st ever RLPSA Marketing committee.

Mr. Parish is a former collegiate athlete, leader and team player, who holds a B.S in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Biology from California State Dominguez Hills. Paig is married, has two beautifully intelligent daughters who have “grown up” at the RLPSA show and a 4 month old son who all currently reside in Orange, California.

Scott Elkins, Liaison, UAS

Topher Cramm, Liason, Stanley Security

Executive Staff:

Amber Bradley | Executive Director | RLPSA

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