CSS sponsors two loss prevention initiatives at retail conference

Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS) is increasing its industry role during the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention (NRF LP) Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida from June 23 – 25, 2008 by sponsoring a Big Ideas Conference Session and the Women in Loss Prevention breakfast.

Mr. Chris Manning, Director, Loss Prevention and Security for Wendy’s International, Inc., will speak at the Big Ideas! Session sponsored by CSS on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 3:45 p.m. in Room 2 of the NRF LP Exhibit Hall at the Orange County Convention Center. Mr. Manning led a loss prevention initiative designed to improve Wendy’s store operating expenses, reduce losses, and increase margins by implementing an innovative closed-loop cash management program.

Mr. Manning is a high profile loss prevention professional with over 25 years of security, loss prevention and crisis management experience and has worked for numerous companies and organizations throughout the world during his career. He currently serves as Director, Loss Prevention and Security for Wendy’s International, Inc. He oversees the protection of company employees and corporate assets. He is responsible for the direction and implementation of loss prevention programs, security-related policies, procedures, store security, asset protection and crisis response for Wendy’s worldwide.

As a woman-owned business, women’s issues are of strong interest to CSS. Corporate Safe is also sponsoring the Women in LP breakfast that will take place on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. in Room N310AB during the NRF LP Conference. Rosemary Leonard and Lisa Marth, both CSS partners, will make opening remarks to a crowd of 150 to 200 attendees, who will then enjoy breakfast while networking with other loss prevention professionals.

The NRF supports a wide variety of loss prevention groups, including the Women in Loss Prevention Caucus. The caucus is a forum that encourages women to network and learn from each other. Their purpose is to provide opportunity for empowerment through shared learning and mentoring, to support women in reaching their career goals. The group is open to female professionals in the loss prevention division of retail companies.