Robert E. Carlucci
Robert E. Carlucci is the founder, owner, and CEO of The RC Group. He has been a leader in the food service industry his... Read More
Robert E. Carlucci is the founder, owner, and CEO of The RC Group. He has been a leader in the food service industry his entire career, and a multi-state real estate developer and operator of Yum Brands Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Pizza Hut for more than 30 years.
In Massachusetts he started Robert’s Food and Vending Service Company before relocating to Maryland where he joined BCS, a food service company, as CEO. Bob was the founder of Co-Operative Refreshment Centers, and was a co-founder of Bay National Bank, where he served as an Executive Board Member and Vice Chairman.
Professional service to organizations includes Taco Bell Ad Hoc Board Member of the Franchise Management Advisory Council (FRANMAC), Vice-Chairman of YUM Brand KFC Government Affairs, President of the Washington D.C. Taco Bell and KFC Co-Op’s, President of the KFC North East Franchisee Association, and President of the Maryland-Washington D.C. Vending Association.
Philanthropy plays an important role in both Bob and his wife Aileen’s lives as well as in the lives of their adult children Christina and Dominic. He chaired The United Way Campaign of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and served on the Board of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He has served as Director, Dinner Chairman, and currently serves as Chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). Bob established The Carlucci Entrepreneurship Forum at the University of Rome where he was a former board member and trustee.
Bob has had the honor of being recognized for his philanthropic work by several organizations. In 2017, he was awarded The Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Honoris Causa by The American University of Rome, and he was knighted by The Sacred Military Order of St. George. The prestigious Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. named Bob Businessman of the Year, and he received The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Heart Songs Award from The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Washington D.C./Maryland.