Karen Forst of Clarksboro, has been named Director of Grants and Fundraising at Laura Bishop Communications (LBC), LLC. Previously, Forst was a Development and Grants Consultant at LBC. Forst brings a decade’s worth of experience in grant writing, fundraising and board development to Laura Bishop Communications. Forst spent eight years with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), where she most recently was the director of institutional giving; she spent seven years as PDE’s development director. Previously, Forst was with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) from 1999 to 2006. She began her career there as a watershed education and outreach coordinator, advancing to senior/principal environmental specialist for the Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Restoration, at the Division of Watershed Management. Forst holds an MS in Environmental Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a BS in Environmental Studies from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. An active member of the East Greenwich community, Forst lives in Clarksboro with her husband and two children.