Richard J. Rizzo, vice chairman of Perini Building Company, will receive the 2013 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award at this year Global Gaming Expo (G2E), scheduled to take Sept. 23-26 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vergas. Rizzo, who is being recognized for his unmatched contributions to casino resort construction across the United States, will be presented with the honor, which is part of the annual Casino Design Awards at Global Gaming Expo, during a cocktail reception on Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:00 p.m. at The Venetian.

Perini Building Company helped construct The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Perini Building Company helped construct The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

It is with great honor that we present the 2013 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award to Dick Rizzo,” said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the AGA. “He has played an integral part in the construction of some of the country’s most well known casino resorts and has helped to shape the Las Vegas skyline we see today.”

As vice chairman of Perini Building Company, Rizzo is responsible for new business development and company growth, with particular emphasis on developing national clients. Rizzo joined Perini in 1977 and was instrumental in steering the company into the hospitality and gaming industry. Today, the company is a leader in its market and has built many of the nation’s most recognizable casino resorts.

 Rizzo oversaw the development of many casino resorts and attractions in Las Vegas, including: Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino; CityCenter Las Vegas; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; Luxor Las Vegas; Palms Casino Resort; and Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.