Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC president and CEO Dirk Draper announced that senior vice president of economic development Tammy Fields has been promoted to chief economic development officer for the organization, effective immediately.
“For years, Tammy has leveraged her economic development experience, knowledge of real estate and incentives, and industry relationships to attract employers, help existing companies expand, and strengthen the overall well-being of our region’s economy,” Draper said. “We are fortunate to benefit from her expertise and look forward to her continued role as a central and significant contributor to and leader in the Colorado Springs business community.”
Fields joined the Chamber & EDC in 1994 and served in various roles over the years, including marketing and business attraction. Since joining the organization, she has been instrumental in helping cultivate more than 26,000 jobs in the region.
As chief economic development officer, Fields will develop and oversee strategies for business attraction, retention and expansion, and workforce development.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to lead a department that I’ve been an integral part of for more than 20 years. With our new economic development strategic plan in place, I believe we have a clear road map to accelerate our economic development activities,” said Fields. “I’m honored to serve this community and be part of such a high functioning team at the Chamber & EDC.”
Fields currently serves as vice chair of the Economic Development Council of Colorado and is on the board of the Southern Colorado Commercial Brokers. A Colorado Springs native, she was a graduate of the Leadership Pikes Peak 2013 Signature Program and was selected as a 2009 Women of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.