Arlington, Va.-based The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) recently announced that Garth Gasse has joined the association as its director of retail operations, and Lisa LaBruno has been promoted to senior vice president of retail operations. Gasse joins RILA following 14 years with Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us, most recently as regional asset protection manager. In his new role, he will work with loss prevention executives from across the retail industry to identify common challenges and leading practices. Gasse will report to LaBruno. LaBruno joined RILA in 2010 as vice president for loss prevention and legal affairs. In her new capacity, she will oversee RILA’s operational efforts, which bring together executives from across the retail enterprise, including supply chain and asset protection, to address challenges and advance the retail industry. LaBruno will also play a major role in the planning of RILA’s educational and networking conferences.