New Hire Reflects Expanded Focus on Asset Protection

Addressing Retail Crime, Workplace Safety Top Issues

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced Khris Hamlin will join the organization as Vice President, Asset Protection.

Hamlin brings extensive experience in retail asset protection to the role, having most recently served as Senior Vice President, Asset Protection, Inventory Control, and DC/Logistics Operation for Saks OFF 5th. Hamlin has also held asset protection and operations roles within Nordstrom, Belk, and Macy’s.

“With experience working in-house at several retailers, Khris knows firsthand the complex and evolving role of asset protection professionals. Among the many challenges retailers face, addressing organized retail crime and workplace safety has never been more critical for retailers and the communities we serve,” said RILA Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Operations Lisa LaBruno. 

“We’re confident that RILA’s community of asset protection leaders will benefit from Khris’ unique perspective and expertise and we’re looking forward to having him on board as we continue to help the retail industry navigate challenges and explore opportunities to better serve customers,” said LaBruno.

Hamlin also serves on the Board of Directors at the International Organization of Black Security Executives. His first day with RILA is June 26.

“I am excited to join Lisa and the entire team at RILA,” said Hamlin.  “I know RILA is passionate about supporting the AP community—their conferences, community engagement and support for AP leaders is second to none in the industry, and I am looking forward to joining a dynamic team committed to excellence across the industry.  

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $2.7 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and hundreds of thousands of stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad. 

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