Dr. Rita Fields is the dual CEO of both 313 Industries, Inc. and Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC. She serves as the Chief Talent & Strategy Officer for Lighthouse Michigan. She is also a faculty member at the University of Michigan (Flint) school of management. Dr. Fields is a member of the EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation.
(REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development. Dr. Fields is a board member of Creating Opportunities To Succeed (COTS), Metropolitan Detroit Black Business Alliance (MDBBA), Black Business Association of Macomb (BBAoM), and is a member of the board of trustees at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Fields was selected to be a presenter at TEDxDetroit in 2015. In 2016 she was honored with a Women’s History Month Careers Mastered Leadership in Action Award. In 2017 she was a featured speaker at the Detroit Policy Conference. In 2018, she was selected to be an Innovation Fellow for the Center for Regional Economic Innovation and to serve as a reviewer for the 2018 Robert Woods Johnson Culture of Health Leaders Fellowship. In 2019, she was named Outstanding Lecturer in the School of Management at the University of Michigan (Flint). In 2020, she was named the inaugural Executive in Residence for the Community Impact Incubator based in Detroit, Michigan.
She is a sought-after speaker for her and her transparent commitment to sharing her story of struggle and resilience. In 2022, she was named an inaugural member of the national Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing (CoHLI) cohort. She is a sought-after speaker for her expertise in talent management and workplace culture and her transparent commitment to sharing her story of struggle and resilience.