New Missouri Board Chair
St. Louis, Missouri, December 11, 2012
March of Dimes Missouri Chapter is pleased to announce that J. Kim Tucci will assume the position of Board Chair effective January 2013. Tucci is no stranger to Missouri, or March of Dimes, having served on the board for more than eight years.
A successful restaurant entrepreneur, Tucci is president and co-founder of The Pasta House Co., the largest, locally owned restaurant chain in the state. Over the years Tucci has served on dozens of boards, committees and foundations. He has received awards and honors from nearly 40 Missouri organizations including more than 20 “Man of the Year” awards. He was also named one of the “Top 100 Business Leaders” in the St. Louis region by the St. Louis Business Journal.
According to Mary Elizabeth Grimes, State Director of March of Dimes Missouri Chapter, “Kim is a St. Louis icon and an amazing leader. This is a man who knows our community and understands our mission. We are looking forward to great things during Kim’s tenure.”
Tucci is ready to assume his role as chair, saying, “March of Dimes is such a wonderful organization. If you’ve ever been a baby, you’ve been served by March of Dimes. It is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health and it touches every life. It’s truly a champion for babies and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Tucci is a St. Louis native and is a graduate of St. Louis University where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He was inducted into the St. Louis University Hall of Fame in 1989. He’s a father and a grandfather and resides in St. Louis with his wife, Sharon.