Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr., is the Founder of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Louis, and continues as the group’s CEO and primary advisor. He has also served as the Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Ireland since 1978.

A visionary, Joe’s list of accomplishments and accolades fills many pages. His volunteer work and civic involvement include service to St. Patrick Center, Fontbonne University, the Notre Dame Alumnae Association, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and numerous other groups.

A 1955 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Joe went on to earn his law degree from Saint Louis University, and has spent more than fifty years defending corporations and individuals in all manner of civil lawsuits. Joe’s client list has included both domestic and international companies in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois. He continues to enjoy the practice of law in a firm that traces its roots to Joe’s grandfather, who first opened the doors in 1896. Joe has been named as one of the country’s Top 100 Irish Lawyers on multiple occasions.

Joe and Helen McGlynn have been married for over 60 years. They have five children and seven grandchildren.

Mo McGlynn is currently the Managing Partner of Kortenhof McGlynn & Burns LLC, a boutique litigation firm that traces its roots back to 1896, when Mo’s Great-Grandfather began practicing law. The daughter of Parade Founder Joseph B. McGlynn, Jr., Mo has worked on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee since she was a teen. She first acted as Committee Chairperson in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2020 to set the tone for the next half-century.

Mo has three amazing kids that are the joy of her life – Connor (25), Aidan (22) and Maeve (14). Mo has been on the Board of St. Patrick Center, serving as Board President in 2010, and has remained active in numerous other civic and volunteer roles.

Currently Mo is active in her church, serves with a Homeless Outreach Team in downtown St. Louis, and stays involved coaching underprivileged girls through the Girls on the Run program. She is looking forward to her continued involvement with the nation’s best St. Patrick’s Day Parade for years to come.

Paul Crowe

Committee Chairman

Paul is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Hunter Engineering Company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved back to St. Louis to take this role in 2016 with his wife, Jenny, and daughters, Maggie (14) and Nora (12). While living away from St. Louis, he returned with his family to work on the production of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Run each year as it has been a part of the Crowe Family for 40+ years.

Paul and Jenny are passionate about all things St. Louis past, present and future. Outside of the parade committee, they are actively involved in Easterseals Midwest, Mercy Autism Center, Loyola Academy and other instrumental St. Louis institutions.


Paul is a 1998 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1994 graduate of St. Louis University High School. In his spare time, you can find Paul and his family and friends in the stands at Notre Dame Stadium or in the left centerfield bleachers at Busch Stadium cheering on the Cardinals!

Kevin L. Udina

Parade Director

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Kevin was born and raised in St. Louis, and resides now in St. Clair, Missouri.  No stranger to adversity, Kevin was only two when his father Luciano Udina passed away. Kevin was raised by his mother Lucille, and attended St. John the Baptist High School and later Ranken Technical College, earning an Electrical degree. Kevin was adopted into “Our Parade” in 1998 by Lee Ann Caffery, who recruited him as a marshal.  Since then, Kevin has proven himself time and time again with his tireless dedication to the Parade Committee for the past 25 years.

Now in his fifth and final year as Parade Director (thanks to Covid), Kevin is grateful for his beautiful wife of 16 years, Jennifer, and their strong sons Colton (14) and Tucker (9), for their never ending support of his endeavors.  He is currently a Railroad Signal Testman for the Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis.

Over the years, Kevin has been involved in countless parades, festivals, motorcades and other civic activities.  Kevin and his son Colton are heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 82. Kevin continues to be an inspiration to the next generation, most recently by mentoring a scout on his journey to Eagle Scout.

In the future, Kevin hopes to continue to be of service to the community through several other upcoming projects.  Much to the delight of his family, Kevin will also be spending more time at home and expanding his woodworking business.



Paul Crowe
Committee Chairman

Vice Chairman

Maureen A. McGlynn

Joe McGlynn

Patrick McCarthy
Chief Security Officer

Kevin J. McDonough
Co-Director of Hotel & Events

Jim Curran, Jr
Co-Director of Hotel & Events

Shamus McDonough
Director of External Communication

Phil D. May
Director of Internal Communication

John Scott
Director of Accounting

Mark Minden
Director of Fund Raising

Dr. Timothy T. Brady
Exec Committee Permanent Member

Jim Reynolds
Exec Committee Permanent Member

Thomas D. Gorman
Exec Committee Permanent Member

Kerry McDonough
Exec Committee Permanent Member


Kevin L. Udina
Parade Director

Kevin O. Griffin
Asst. Parade Director

Tom Appelbaum
Judging/Awards Chairperson


Jim Crowe, Jr.
Run Co-Director

Billy Tomber
Run Co-Director

Phillip Tomber

Director-Race Course

Jessica McKay
Run Administration

Debby Patton
Run Administration