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Sam J. Facchini, FMP

Immediate Past Chair, Metro Pizza

Sam J. Facchini, FMP

Sam Facchini along with his cousin and business partner John Arena are the founders, owners, and operators of Las Vegas’ Metro Pizza. Metro Pizza has eight full-service locations in the Las Vegas area. Facchini is dedicated to the education, growth and success of future restaurateurs and has worked on local high school scholarships and subsequently the UNLV hospitality scholarship programs for years. Facchini serves on the board of the Nevada Restaurant Association. He is a graduate of St. John’s University.

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