Katisha D. Fortune

SVP, Global Risk Management

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Katisha Fortune leads Risk Management at CBRE, providing critical enterprise-wide leadership and execution of CBRE's risk management strategy and programs, including enterprise risk management, security and crisis management, and workplace safety. Ms. Fortune’s experience includes enterprise risk management, regulatory risk assessment, crisis management and safety. She brings progressive leadership experience across government, private practice and public and private companies.

Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Fortune was the Vice President and Head of Legal & Compliance at Carrot Fertility. She also served as Managing Counsel, Enterprise Risk Management and Global Head of Regulatory Risk for Walmart, where she led the legal team responsible for evaluating and revising the retailer's global regulatory risk assessment and enterprise risk management programs. Ms. Fortune was a key legal partner for several of Sam's Club's technology initiatives and provided critical support to Sam's Club and its leadership team in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and coordinated Walmart’s response to the California wildfire crisis and the El Paso mass shooting.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music-Liberal Arts, Florida State University

Professional Affiliations

  • SVN Lead, Walmart Criminal Justice Shared Value Network
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019
  • Board Member, Helen Walton Early Childhood Education Center, 2021 – Present


  • Bar Admissions, Delaware; United States District Court, District of Delaware; United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association Rising Star Award and one of its 20 “attorneys to watch,” 2021
  • The Network Journal’s “Top 25 Black Women in Business” Award, 2021