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.




William ("Rick") Peterson

William (“Rick”) Peterson serves as the Chairman of the NREA Investment Board of The Peterson Companies (TPC) which oversees all non-real estate assets of the family. The Peterson Family owns financial securities, private equity positions and multiple lines of business outside of its real estate holdings. Under the supervision of Rick and the Investment Board, these assets are managed as a single unified portfolio, in concert with the family’s real estate holdings.