The National Retail Federation today announced that it has hired veteran loss prevention expert David Johnston as vice president for asset protection and retail operations.
“David Johnston brings a wealth of knowledge to NRF within the loss prevention and asset protection sector,” NRF Chief Marketing Officer & EVP of Content and Membership Martine Reardon said. “David joins NRF at a critical time when the retail industry is facing an increase in annual shrink and organized retail crime. His industry experience and knowledge will further elevate NRF’s loss prevention programs, communications and advocacy work.”
A career retail professional, Johnston has more than three decades of asset protection experience across various retail segments. Prior to joining NRF, he served as Sr. Director, Loss Prevention & Corporate Security for Inspire Brands. His experience also includes roles with Dunkin’, LP Innovations and micros|Datavantage and former retailers J. Baker Inc. and Jordan Marsh.
Johnston has also been a longstanding member of NRF’s Loss Prevention Advisory Council and has been a featured speaker at NRF PROTECT.
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. nrf.com