Felicia J. Fields
Title: Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Felicia J. Fields, Ford group vice president for Human Resources and Corporate Services since March 25, 2008, leads the global Human Resources and Corporate Services functions for Ford Motor Company. In this position, Fields provides expertise in key HR capabilities including performance management, compensation and benefits, organization development, recruiting, and leadership and professional development. She is also responsible for corporate security, travel, and the company’s Dealer Policy Board. As a group vice president, Fields ensures the development and execution of business strategies that reflect the global business environment, customer and market needs. She reports to Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO.
Fields previously was vice president for Human Resources, an appointment she received on Jan. 1, 2005. Before that, she served as executive director of Human Resources, Automotive Operations and Corporate Staffs. Since joining Ford in 1986, Fields has held HR leadership positions in Manufacturing, Research, Information Technology, Finance, Product Development and Corporate Development.
Fields participates in education and youth-oriented events in the community. She is a member of the Women’s Health Advisory Council at Oakwood Hospital. Fields was formerly on the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and also served as Vice Chair of the Governance Committee.
Her outstanding leadership and professional achievements have been recognized by major professional and news organizations. These recognitions include 2010 Black Enterprise Most Powerful Women in Business, American Society of Employers (ASE) 2009 HR Executive of the Year, Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 Women of Excellence Award, and 2010 Automotive News “Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry.”
Fields is a proud third-generation Ford employee. She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. She has various certifications in leadership development, personal effectiveness and diversity.