Bob Evans Farms Chairman
and CEO Steve Davis to Keynote Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association
January 27, 2014 – The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA)
is pleased to announce that Steven A. Davis, Chairman and CEO, Bob Evans Farms,
will serve as a keynote at its 35th Annual Conference, August 4, in Orlando.
RLPSA is the leading trade association for loss prevention, security, safety and
risk management professionals in the QSR and chain restaurant industry.
“We are honored to be able to feature an industry leader with the unique
background of Steve Davis,” said Jim Forlenza, Executive Director, RLPSA. “Mr.
Davis is the first executive from the casual dining segment to speak to our
audience. I know our members are greatly anticipating his presence.”
“We have a strong tradition of delivering quality, thought-provoking executive
speakers and Mr. Davis will certainly add to that long list of leaders,” said
Joe Verber, Yum Brands and RLPSA President. “He is innovative with an incredibly
unique background in the industry. We are excited to offer our members an
opportunity to hear his views on the contributions of LP and security to the
Bob Evans owns and operates 561 restaurants in 19 states. As leader of Bob Evans
Farms, Mr. Davis leads the strategic, nationwide growth of the company,
including both restaurant and food retail operations. Davis also serves on
various Boards of Directors, including the Walgreen Co., and Marathon Petroleum
Corporation. Community service and economic development are also important to
Mr. Davis, who also serves on the Board of JobsOhio, the Executive Committee of
Ohio Business Roundtable, and on the Columbus Partnership, which focuses on the
region’s economic development.
He was honored with the first INROADS National Leadership Award in March 2011.
In 2012, he was honored by the African American and African Studies Community
Extension Center at The Ohio State University with the William E. Nelson
Community Warrior Award for Business for his efforts in advancing the role of
African Americans in Columbus. In 2005, Black Enterprise Magazine named Davis as
one of the 75 Most Powerful Black Men in American Business and in 2013, he was
featured on the magazine’s Black Enterprise Magazine’s Registry of Corporate
Directors list, which highlights black board members from the 250 largest
companies on the S&P 500.
“I am honored to join the RLPSA for their annual conference,” said Davis. “As
the leader of a leading casual dining brand, I’m keenly aware of the role our
security, risk, safety and loss prevention professionals play in a business’s
success... and in building trust with guests, employees and partners.”
RLSPA will host its 35th Annual Conference, August 3-6, 2014, at the Caribe
Royale Hotel in Orlando. In addition to keynote presenters, the event features
educational sessions and workshops, roundtables, exhibits, scheduled
practitioner/vendor meetings, and a host of entertaining networking functions.
Topics will range from social media and emerging technologies to EBR and
skimming and fraud. The education program will highlight speakers from the
restaurant and food service industry, presenting real-world topics and best
practices, offering a host of solutions and insights for everyday situations.
RLPSA will be announcing other major industry speakers over the next several
RLPSA is the nation’s only trade association dedicated to loss prevention,
security and risk management professionals in the restaurant industry. The RLPSA
Annual Conference runs August 3-6, at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, FL.
For up to date speaker and conference details, or other event info, please
www.RLPSA.com. For more information about RLPSA membership or the annual
conference, please contact Jim Forlenza, Executive Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 240-252-5542.