New for 2017

NEW THIS YEAR! Working closely with the CGA’s Loss Prevention, Safety and Risk Management Committee, the California Grocers Association has expanded to include a specific program for retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals.

The CGA Strategic Conference is one of the most productive business events you will experience because in addition to break-through educational sessions and outstanding networking opportunities, the conference coordinates hundreds of pre-scheduled, one-on-one business meetings between retailers and suppliers.

A limited number of conference sponsorship levels are available for this session. Contact CGA for more information about how to participate.

Participating Retailers and Wholesalers

Ron Foss, Area Asset Protection Manager-South and Division ORC

Kathleen Smith, VP, Corporate Security

Big Saver Foods
Gus Gonzalez, Loss Prevention, Safety & Risk Management

Bristol Farms
Lynn Melillo, VP, Asset Management

C&S Wholesale Grocers
Leo Gonzalez, Corporate EHS / Risk Manager

El Super/Bodega Latina
Isaac Fernandez, Director of Loss Prevention

Gelson’s Markets
Tim Mahoney, Mgr., Loss Prevention & Safety
Veronica Mojica, Manager of Risk Management

Grocery Outlet
Majid Jafarkhan, Sr. Director, Internal Audit & Safety

North State Grocery
Eric Schmidt, Director, Loss Prevent/V2 Captain

Northgate Gonzalez Markets
Mike Bowers, Sr. Dir., Asset Protection
Irma Salcido, Director, Safety

Nugget Markets
Brandon Stinnett, Director, Loss Prevention

Numero Uno
Victor Ulloa, Loss Prevention Manager

Matt Hilbrink, Asset Protection Manager
Dave Tognetti, Dir., Environmental Health & Safety

Ralphs Grocery Company
Brian Gray, Mgr., Loss Prevention & Safety

Smart & Final Stores
Tim Humble, Regional Loss Prevention Manager

Sprouts Farmers Market
John Hansen, VP, Enterprise Risk Management

Super A Foods
Renee Amen, Controller
Jay Burke, Loss Prevention Contractor
Dave Ran, VP Operations/Loss Prevention

Superior Grocers
Darian Griffin, Director, Loss Prevention

Unified Grocers, Inc.
Alex Milley, Dir., Environmental Health & Safety

Vallarta Supermarkets
Richard Gutierrez, Director, Asset Protection
Javier Leal, Director, Asset Protection

Whole Foods Market
Paul Chavez, Maintenance, Sustainability & Safety Coordinator
Jennifer Keena, Sr. Regional Safety Specialist
Lucy Yuhl, Maintenance Facilities Manager

“The CGA Strategic Conference is game-changing opportunity for grocery loss prevention, safety and risk management professionals. Participants are educated side-by-side with top executives from their companies in way that inspires peer network building and meaningful collaboration with suppliers. Picture getting the benefit of six months’ worth of work in three days.”


Northgate Gonzalez Markets/LPSRM Committee Chair