TAMARA FIELDS, Office Managing Director for Accenture in Austin, is responsible for bringing innovation to clients, recruiting and retaining top talent and strengthening Accenture’s impact in the Austin community. As a business veteran with more than two decades of cross-industry, multilateral project management experience, Fields helps better serve clients with creative, strategic, and transformative solutions. In addition, she is also the Chief Operating Officer for Accenture’s U.S. South Market Unit, responsible for executing the business strategy and operational excellence to drive growth and efficiency and engaging and developing high performing leaders across the 13-state region business. She has extensive expertise in program and project management, business transformation, business process redesign, human capital management, finance, procurement, and COTS/ERP software implementations. Fields is exceptionally well versed with large-scale, complex and multi-million-dollar financial and procurement implementations. Fields holds certifications for ITIL, Project Management Professionals (PMP) and as a solution architect. Passionate about promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace, Fields serves as the U.S. co-lead for Accenture’s women’s employee resource group. In support of the company’s goal to achieve 50/50 gender balance by 2025, she advocates that Accenture’s rich diversity makes teams stronger—more creative, innovative and competitive—helping Accenture to better serve clients and communities. An Austin native and University of Texas graduate, Fields serves on the Red McCombs School of Business Advisory Council. She is a board member of the Texas Conference for Women, one of the largest women’s conferences in Texas. She is also a board member and on Financial Executive Committee for Paul Quinn College, a historically black college in Dallas. Fields serves as a board member for Austin Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Committee. Fields is a recipient of the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Greater Austin Business Award for Executive Leadership and 2022 Greater Austin business Awards CEO/Top Site Award. She was named the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network’s 2019 Legacy Alumnus of the Year and is a winner of Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Profiles in Power and the Central Texas chapter of the Texas Diversity Council’s 2018 DiversityFIRST awards. Fields was recently selected for Austin Business Journal’s “Texas 100” list for 2022 which identifies Texas-based business professionals with the highest potential for growth, disruption, or innovation in the coming year. Fields is active in her local church community, leading initiatives to support disadvantaged youth and single mothers, and serves as a coach and mentor in and outside of Accenture, helping people find their voice and preparing them for career advancement.