Forbes Business Development Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Senior-Level Sales and Business Development Executives

Washington, DC – September 14, 2020 — Karen Harris, Vice President of Business Development for Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS), an engineering, technology, and security firm headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has been inducted into the Forbes Business Development Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level sales and business development executives.

Ms. Harris was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Karen into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Development Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Karen has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Karen will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Finally, Karen will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team.

“I am excited and honored to be selected to be part of an elite group of Business Development professionals.  I look forward to being an avid Forbes contributor and sharing my industry knowledge both inside and outside of the council.”


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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BGS supports missions of national importance across the nation including national laboratories, national security facilities, and nuclear operations. We support clients at every stage from strategic planning and program management to execution of engineering and technical activities in complex, secure, and highly regulated environments.

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