His three-year term will begin July 1, 2007. Fields is the Director of Government Relations and Market President for Bank of America in Tallahassee. Fields is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation.
Fields received a bachelor of arts from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and attended the School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has worked in the banking industry for 38 years, and previously served as a member of the Joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee.
Fields also previously served on the Foundation’s board of directors from 2005-07, where he served on the IOTA Operations Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, and the Legal Assistance for the Poor/Law Student Assistance grant committee.
Fields has been active on many community boards, including Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital; Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Bankers Association; Board of Directors, Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute; Florida Hurricane Relief Fund Advisory Committee; Board of Directors, United Way of the Big Bend; and Community Board, FSU College of Medicine.
Previously, Fields served as Chairman of the Board of Seminole Boosters, Inc. and Goodwill Industries, Inc.; Member of the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Florida Children’s Forum; Member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association.
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system, public service fellowships for law students, and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals.