Founder, Owner and CEO of The RC Group, Bob is a franchisee of Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken for more than 30 years and has been a leader in the food service industry for his entire career.
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. Bob chaired The United Way Campaign of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and was a Board Member of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He has also served as Director, Dinner Chairman and currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the National Italian American Foundation. Bob also established The Carlucci Entrepreneurship Forum and is a past Board Member and Trustee of The American University of Rome.
Bob has had the honor of being recognized for his philanthropic work by several organizations. In 2017, Bob 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.
Fred Burmer joined The RC Group in 2019 and serves as Chief Operating Officer, leading the Operations Team for all Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, and KFC franchises in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia. His executive career encompasses over 30 years of successfully running franchise organizations, with expertise in both Franchisee and Franchisor operations.
Since college, Fred has been a part of Yum! Brands. He started as a team member at Pizza Hut while in college, rising through the ranks and eventually becoming a Pizza Hut Franchisee. He has held executive level positions for Yum! Brands Corporations as well as large Franchisees such as Border Foods and Emerald City Pizza, LLC.
Fred graduated from the University of Central Florida and earned his Master’s Degree (MBA) from Rollins College Graduate School of Business in Winter Park, Florida.
Amy Rice joined The RC Group in 2014. As Chief Financial Officer, Amy is responsible for all things accounting and finance for The RC Group corporate entities. Amy’s extensive finance experience includes six years’ experience in the Quick Service Restaurant industry and 25 years in finance.
Rick Riley has served as the Director of Loss/Prevention and Training for The RC Group since 2017. He brings over 30 years of restaurant experience to The RC Group.
Rick brings a wealth of knowledge in operations, above store leadership, training, branding, IT, and loss/prevention to The RC Group. He has earned many awards over the years for his successes in teamwork, management, training and coaching.
Jacki Baldwin joined The RC Group in 2019. She brings over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, providing strategic HR support to all levels of employees in the wireless, advertising sales and construction industries.
Monica joined the RC Group in 2014. She is a Taco Bell veteran with 34 years of experience.
Sarai joined The RC Group in 2017. She has extensive experience and expertise in Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Long John Silvers, and is certified in all brands.