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.




Josh Genderson

Josh Genderson has become one of the luminaries in the medical marijuana industry, having grown Holistic Industries into a national medical and consumer goods company and retail dispensary chain. He directly oversees operations in seven states and Washington, D.C. Josh’s facilities in Washington, D.C. breed the high-CBD strains that parents have come to rely upon to treat their children’s seizure disorders. Josh launched Holistic based on the expertise he gained serving as President of Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, the Gendersons’ fourth-generation, family-owned liquor store that is a staple of Washington, D.C. He has worked alongside his father, Richard Genderson, and played an instrumental role in the company’s growth. Josh belongs to the Young Presidents Organization and serves as a board member of Hearts Delight, a subsidiary of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association