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.



Linda Rabbitt

Linda Rabbitt founded rand* construction in 1989, and was one of very few female leaders in the industry at the time. She is still an active leader as Founder and Chairman, and is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the entire organization. Linda provides executive direction, manages client services, and oversees all aspects of corporate and financial operations. Since stepping down as CEO, Linda is focusing on growing the next generations of rand* leaders and a 30-year legacy of leadership and excellence. Under her leadership, rand* has grown into one of the top general contractors in the DC metro area and has expanded on a national scale with licensure to perform construction services in over 26 states. Her knowledge of the industry and professional experience has enabled rand* to deliver award-winning work for a vast client base. With a focus on innovation, quality and customer service, Linda continues to be actively involved in the firm’s expansion and performance in all local markets, the cultivation of client relationships, and the management and oversight of company-wide strategic development.

The business media recognizes Linda as an exceptional leader. Among her many accolades, she has been named a “100 Most Powerful Women in DC” (Washingtonian Magazine), “50 Most Influential Virginians” (Virginia Business Magazine), “Power 100” and “Most Admired CEO in Construction” (Washington Business Journal), “Top Workplaces” (The Washington Post), and “Best Places to Work” (Washington Business Journal). Linda is a member and serves many professional organizations including the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Federal City Council, The Economic Club of Washington, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Washington Building Congress, and the Women’s Forum of DC (IWF). Linda holds a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.