Judy Forte is Superintendent of the Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS, a unit of the National Park Service. She is responsible for the protection, preservation, interpretation and education of the places where Martin Luther King, Jr., was born, and where he has lived, worked, worshiped, and is buried.
She joined the National Park Service in 1978, after graduating from Tuskegee University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She previously served as acting Associate Regional Director for Park Operations, and Regional Chief Ranger, Southeast Region, and Superintendent at Horseshoe Bend NMP, Dadeville, AL.
She was recognized by the U.S. DOI, for her leadership during Gulf Coast recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She was selected by the Atlanta Business League as one of the Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence for 2009, and Berean SDA Church selected her as a recipient of their Black History Award for 2013.