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.




James "Jim" Vecchiarelli

James “Jim” Vecchiarelli is the Chief Operating Officer for Peterson Companies and serves on the Company’s Executive, Investment and Finance Committees. Jim plays a key role in developing the company’s deal structures and business plans for its properties and oversees the company’s financial, tax, accounting and risk management functions. Jim is involved in all areas of the company’s strategic and financial planning and its financial relationships, including those with its partners.