Stephanie Forté is a storyteller, connector, and problem-solver. As a PR strategist for national and local brands and nonprofits, she’s created and guided communications strategies, developed key partnerships, and has secured millions of media impressions.
Stephanie understands how to identify and shape compelling stories. She started her career in media as a freelance writer with bylines in major and local outlets, including Glamour, Prevention, Climbing, Rock & Ice, Her Sports, Desert Companion, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Las Vegas Sun.
After a stint as a rock climbing athlete, Stephanie founded Forté PR, a Las Vegas-based brand communications agency. For nearly 20 years, her agency worked with national and local companies in the health, fitness, and active lifestyle space.
Today, as an independent consultant, Stephanie helps brands clarify their story and develop action plans that turn an aspirational tale into reality. Stephanie knows how to spot trends and identify how brands fit in a larger industry story.
Her deep understanding of Southern Nevada’s outdoor recreation market has made her a go-to resource for national and local brands and media. For example, in 2020, she was tapped by The Wilderness Society and National Parks Conservation Association to develop and launch the communications initiative that helped secure a national monument designation for Avi Kwa Ame, Nevada’s newest national monument.
Stephanie was a founding board member of the HERA Ovarian Cancer Foundation and the Smiles for Survivors Foundation. She has been a longtime communications advisor for Save Red Rock and the Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, where she created an award-winning year-long public education campaign following a devastating cycling tragedy. She is also a former president of the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Bentley University. Outside of work, she either has her nose in a book or can be found in the yoga studio or outside hiking or cycling.
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