Media Relations Manager
KEITH L. FOREST
KEITH L. FOREST joined Sykes Global Communications in 2019, although he has been part of the Sykes family as a freelance publicist for close to 10 years. Currently, he serves as our Media Relations Manager. In this capacity, Keith has secured interviews with major media outlets for our non-profit, political, and small business clients with quickness and efficiency.
For many years Keith worked in the entertainment and record industries, honing his public relations, marketing, promotions and artist development skills. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, Forest began his career at MTV during the emergence of the Hip Hop culture, representing major and emerging talent, while producing intimate and large-scale events throughout the city. He is currently a Professor at the New School’s School of Public Engagement, where he teaches PR and Marketing to an international audience of students.
A resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Forest is an engaged neighborhood advocate. He currently serves as Co-Chair for Community Board 3’s Economic Development Committee; is a member of the 81st Precinct Block Watchers Council, and sits on the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's MWBE Committee. He is a small group leader, mentor, and communications officer for the International Christian Brotherhood and founder of Brooklyn’s Best Honors, an annual celebration honoring the people and places that make Brooklyn great.
A firm believer in giving back, in 2017 Forest founded A Greater Good NYC. The agency supports and serves marginalized communities through the arts, entrepreneurial endeavors, educational advancement, and explorative engagements. The agency currently provides financial literacy and entrepreneurial training to public school students, hosts an annual student-led financial literacy workshop, and sponsors charitable causes.