Karen C. Forté

Board Member

Karen Forté joined the Urban Gateways Board of Directors in 2018. She is the Director of Communications for The Boeing Company; prior to this, she led Communications for Boeing Defense Space & Security’s (BDS) advanced technology division in St. Louis and, before that, the Satellite business in El Segundo, California.

Before joining Boeing in 2003, Karen led Benefits Communications for several companies including Household International (HSBC), the not-for-profit General Board of Pension & Health Benefits, and Hewitt Associates Consulting, where she supported campaigns for major Fortune 500 clients. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Literature from Northeastern Illinois University, and is a 2018 graduate of Leadership St. Louis (FOCUS). She is a former board member for the Goodman Theatre, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Photo Credit: Bob Ferguson