Sam Facchini, co-founder and co-owner of Metro Pizza, has been named by the National Restaurant Association as its convention chair for the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the 2014 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event, according to a news release.

"We are constantly evolving the NRA Show to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry," said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. "Sam Facchini will provide our team with leadership, perspective and insights from the operator community that will guide the NRA Show and IWSB experience toward products, services and programming that can help operators realize their potential in today's market."

Sam Facchini has been a member of the NRA Board of Directors since 2005 and has served on the Convention Committee since early in his tenure, the release said.

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