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.




Rick Genderson

Rick Genderson, CEO of Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, has over 40 years of experience in the wine industry. In addition to overseeing the total operation, he focuses on purchasing wine futures, individual cellars and corporate and individual accounts. Rick’s expertise expanded to the medical marijuana industry, where he works alongside his son, serving as chairman of Holistic Industries. There, he oversees the expansion of medical cannabis operations into new markets. Additionally, he serves as CEO to several cannabis related companies developing medical cannabis products designed specifically to help qualifying children and patients suffering from seizures and edible cannabis superfoods.