The Randall Woodfin Campaign for Mayor of Birmingham recently announced Birmingham businessman and civic leader, Ed Fields, will join the campaign beginning May 1.
Fields will serve as full-time Campaign Manager, directing day-to-day operations, including strategic communications and fundraising efforts.
Ed Fields, Campaign Manager
Fields will be stepping down from his current role as statewide Director for Events and Community Engagement at Alabama Media Group, publisher of AL.com, The Birmingham News, Birmingham magazine and This is Alabama, among other news and information outlets.
“I have known Ed Fields for more than a decade. I consider him a friend, a brother, and one of Birmingham’s leading professionals with a reputation for getting things done in a spirit of ethical excellence,” said Birmingham mayoral candidate, Randall Woodfin. “Ed’s efforts in our city and in our campaign are emblematic of the kind of refreshing change you can expect from my team.”
Fields brings substantial project and volunteer management experience along with more than 15 years of community engagement in key roles, including nonprofit executive, business owner, and economic development and media professional.
Fields has produced of some of Birmingham’s most prestigious events and projects, such as the 30th Annual MLK Unity Day Breakfast, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s Birmingham Diversity Summit, and several UAB fundraising events, among others. Fields served as organizing founder of the Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Community Investment Network, a national network of people of color who change their communities through strategic gifts of time, talent, treasure and testimony. Fields also serves as a board member of the Birmingham Museum of Art Advisory Council and Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Birmingham Change Fund, the Jefferson-Shelby County Alumni Association of Alabama State University, and Leadership Birmingham’s Alumni Association.
“It is an honor to join the Woodfin campaign which is already experiencing tremendous energy, evidenced by more than 1,000 contributors and hundreds of volunteers committed to bringing The Woodfin Plan to life for the City of Birmingham,” says Fields. “I have done my homework, spoken with dozens of municipal voters of all ages, and I have searched my own heart. It is evident to me that Randall Woodfin is tapping into something very special and very powerful among many Birmingham city voters who want a fresh approach to serving the city – the entire city. Pay attention, there is much more to come from our candidate and campaign.”
Fields has been recognized by the private and public sectors for his efforts, earning awards from the City of Birmingham as “Minority Business Advocate of the year ” as well as national "Blue Ribbon Award" recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of 100 small businesses driving business excellence in communities across the country.
Fields received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Alabama State University and Executive M.B.A. from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Business.
Birmingham's Mayoral election is scheduled for August 22, 2017. For more information about The Woodfin Plan, visit http://www.randallwoodfin.com to learn more about The Woodfin Plan for Birmingham.