Loss prevention expert David Johnston has been named Vice President for Asset Protection and Retail Operations at the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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 Datavantage/Micros Systems and former retailers J. Baker Inc. and Jordan Marsh.

“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.”