DC Family Business Forum

About DC Family Business Forum

The mission of the DC Family Business Forum is to promote and foster the growth and ongoing success of family businesses through learning, sharing and creating effective solutions regarding the critical issues and challenges confronting family businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Presentations and seminars are supported entirely by multi-disciplinary sponsors who are involved in working with family businesses as part of their routine practice.

Attendance to lectures and presentations sponsored by the DC Family Business Forum is offered by invitation only to a limited number of family-owned businesses. Participation in activities is restricted to invitees and sponsors. An invitation is extended by sponsors to family businesses who have the ability to benefit from and participate in the lecture series. Invited businesses will generally have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at least one family member currently employed in the business.




Chris Bruch

Chris Bruch is responsible for overseeing the company’s vision and mission and leading Donohoe’s executive team in developing and executing the company’s long-term strategic plans. Chris previously served as Donohoe’s president and chief operating officer from 2014 through 2017, responsible for overseeing the company’s five operating divisions, 1,500 employees, over $800 million in annual operating revenues, and all real estate joint venture interests. Chris has worked in four of the five operating divisions at the company. He originally joined the company as a project manager with Donohoe Construction 1988 through 1992. He then spent four years with Donohoe Real Estate Services, followed by nine years with Donohoe Development. He helped launch Donohoe Hospitality Services and was named president of that division in 2006.