David Schneider Named to Washington Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Industry Elite

Board Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC recognized for his positive impact on the community



FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 15, 2022) – David Schneider, Land Use and Zoning Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, is a recipient of this year’s “40 Under 40” honor from the Washington Business Journal.

The award puts him on a short list of top leaders recognized as the next generation of Greater Washington business excellence and comes in recognition of his far-reaching community leadership and impressive professional accomplishments. David and the other recipients were honored July 14th, 2022 at an awards ceremony held at Convene in Rosslyn Center.

David Schneider (RMHCDC, Board Chair) and Kymberly Wolff (RMHCDC, President & CEO) pose with Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award

“I am proud to be named part of the Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, listed along with such accomplished and dedicated professionals in the DMV,” said David Schneider.

David, 35, is an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP working in the areas of land use and real estate development. His practice primarily includes assisting developers and landowners in a wide variety of land use entitlements in jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, He also advises on mixed-use and transit-oriented development, assists purchasers, sellers and lenders in land use feasibility studies and due diligence, and helps clients secure rezonings, special exceptions, comprehensive sign plans, special permits, variances, and comprehensive plan amendments.

As a native of Fairfax County, Virginia, David takes pride in helping the Northern Virginia region evolve through smart development. David also serves the community through his leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC). RMHCDC is a nonprofit that works to ease the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.  Those programs include Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C., and Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia, for which David helped lead and facilitate a $5M+ expansion and renovation. The expansion project increased capacity, improved comfort, and ultimately provides an additional 600 more stays for families each year. Thanks to this project, RMHCDC has already enabled families with a hospitalized child to save a total of $1.5M in lodging costs and $90K in food costs.

“David’s leadership and commitment to the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child, has helped expand our ability to meet the unique needs of the people we serve,” said Kymberly Wolff, CEO, RMHCDC. She added, “We are always looking for members of our community to support and champion our mission. Learn how to get involved by visiting our website at www.rmhcdc.org.”

David also Co-Chairs the Land Use Council in Tyson’s, Virginia, and Co-Chairs the NAIOP of Northern Virginia. He was selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list in the area of land use and zoning, and the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce 2019 Young Professional of the Year. But the most important of his many roles and responsibilities is that of Dad. David’s 5 and 3-year-old boys are at the heart of his passion for our community and for the mission of RMHCDC.



About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC):

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC, a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its core programs: two Ronald McDonald House® programs, two Ronald McDonald A La Carte® programs in local hospitals, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs; RMHCDC keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading local hospitals. RMHCDC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care. For more information, visit rmhcdc.org.


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