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.



Douglas Kinney

Doug has 35 years of experience buying, fixing, operating and selling distressed manufacturing businesses in the lower middle market. Currently a Principal in Delta Partners, LLC an Annapolis MD based Private Equity Firm that specializes in fixing deeply distressed manufacturing companies . Delta Partners, LLC has also made investments in several Ecommerce companies. Doug is also an affiliate member of Blu Venture Investors, a primary source venture capital firm investing in early stage entrepreneurs.

Doug is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Mechanical Engineering, a former member of the Baltimore Washington YPO Chapter and a current member of the Washington DC & Baltimore YPO Gold Chapter serving as incoming Chapter Chairman. He sits on the Boards of American National Rubber, Rowe Industries, Inc. Sailing Specialty Partners, Inc. and Delta Partners, LLC. Doug & his Wife Elizabeth live in Annapolis MD, have 3 grown daughters Dr. Erin Kinney, Caitlin Kinney Foley & Megan Kinney and two granddaughters.