Meet the Team
Forney has long been involved in nurturing the French community in Southern California. As a board member for the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, she played a pivotal role in negotiating the school’s new headquarters. From 2000–2007, Forney owned and operated Duodeco, a successful import company specializing in French Art Deco furnishings and design. Prior to founding her own company, she was the director of programming and subtitling at KSCI’s French television division.
Forney was recently awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.
Since then, Garay-English has been an independent arts consultant, undertaking senior advisory roles on a variety of prestigious cultural projects both here and abroad. Most recently, she was named Interim Executive Director of the Ford Theatres, a 1,200-seat amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills.
A true friend of France, Garay-English was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 2012 in recognition of her significant contributions to the arts. Working with the FLAX board and staff, she can continue bringing France-Los Angeles arts and culture projects to fruition.