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.




Christi Coors Ficeli

Christi earned her MBA from the University of Denver in 2002 and moved on to serve in several roles within Coors Brewing Company, including sales general manager, chain sales director and marketing director. With a business plan and family funding, Christi set out on a quest for a Napa Valley winery. In the spring of 2013, her journey ultimately led her to Goosecross Winery. Christi and her family acquired Goosecross in May of 2013 and have continued developing the Northern California winery experience ever since.