As Chief Operating Officer of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Elizabeth Fields brings over 20 years of not for profit experience to the Foundation. Since being hired in August 2018, she has integrated experience drawn from a variety of executive roles with National Public Radio, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and Michigan State University.
Elizabeth grew up in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. She developed a proven collaborative approach to leadership, including an understanding of how to successfully establish and integrate partnerships between development and stakeholders. She has brokered relationships between government and community members, marketing and communications departments, and special events and donor programs so that the resources and activities of all groups are operating together for the highest levels of effectiveness and output.
Giving back to our nation’s heroes has always been near to her heart. Elizabeth's father served in the Army during the Korean War as a sniper. Her understanding of his wartime service and what it means to volunteer in the Armed Forces compliments her travels around the country to experience and support foundation events and initiatives which advance the mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation.