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.



Jack Clark

For the past fifteen years, John R. Clark III (“Jack”) has been the President of Steuart Investment Company, a private Washington, DC-based company primarily focused on real estate investment, ownership and development which includes residential, commercial, office and resort properties. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Steuart Investment Company for over 30 years, and serves on the Boards of various affiliated companies, including Half Moon Bay, Ltd. in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Prior to becoming President of Steuart Investment Company in 2003, Mr. Clark served as the Vice President and General Counsel of both Steuart Investment Company and Steuart Petroleum Company.

During his tenure as a trusted advisor, Mr. Clark has worked with the second, third and fourth generation members of the Steuart family. From his positions within the organization he has gained unique insights in the workings and dynamics of multi-generational enterprises.