Top African-Americans In The Auto Industry
Felicia Fields, Group Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services , Ford Motor Co.
Though she originally had her heart set on going to law school, Fields found that Ford was in her blood. “As it turned out I was offered an internship at Ford after my second year at the University of Michigan,” she told Automotive News. She joined Ford in 1986 as Ford Motor Co., programmer analyst in the information technology group.
Her proudest professional achievement?: “The last five years have been extraordinarily difficult. I don’t know the moment within the last year we felt like we had turned the corner. But given everything we have done and everything we fought for, to have our employees feel happy, excited about our future, loving our products and holding their heads up high in their communities with their neighbors just excited, on fire — that’s a feeling that’s been growing over the last six months inside of Ford.”