Van Carney, Senior Security and Loss Prevention Consultant for Keiser Communications and Security LLC, and Alisa Dart, Group Vice President for Asset Protection for Albertsons Companies, will be presented with the Ring of Excellence Award at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT conference. 

The Ring of Excellence Award is reserved for distinguished professionals who have shaped the loss prevention industry through their leadership and innovations. This year’s recipients are Van Carney, senior security and loss prevention consultant for Keiser Communications and Security LLC, and Alisa Dart, group vice president for asset protection for Albertsons Companies.

Carney spent nearly three decades leading loss prevention, safety and security for Domino’s corporate headquarters as well as its largest franchise, MSK Management. He is now employed at Keiser, where he developed the company’s physical security requirements and executive protection program. He recently uncovered a major embezzlement scheme, recovering a substantial portion of the $117,000 loss.

Carney is a member of the NRF Loss Prevention Advisory Board and a former member of the board’s Legislative Committee. He is also a former vice president and board member at the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council executive training program and has held the designations of Certified Protection Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Dart has been in the asset protection field for more than 25 years. She oversees asset protection functions for more than 2,200 Albertsons Companies stores across 34 states and is a leader in defining standards and analytic functions to identify and reduce shrink. She has also held the positions of director of store loss at Nordstrom and national vice president of operations and asset protection at Macy’s Inc.

Dart highly values diversity and inclusion and has leveraged that sense of purpose to attract new talent to the industry. She has been credited with paving the way for other female leaders in the field and has mentored hundreds of asset protection professionals, many of whom now serve in executive positions.