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.



Vince Sheehy

Vince Sheehy, president and CEO of Sheehy Auto Stores, worked his way up from various positions at the company that his father, Vince Sheehy, Sr., founded in 1966. Prior to joining his family’s business, Vince spent eight years in marketing and sales for companies such as Yoplait Yogurt and Gold Medal Flour. Over the years, he has led Sheehy’s expansion from one dealership to what is now 23 stores located from Baltimore to Richmond, Virginia. Today, Sheehy Auto Stores is now the 29th largest dealer group in the nation, and the largest retailer of Fords and Nissans in the Mid-Atlantic.