Tyree L. Fields is the founder and president of the S.T.A.R.S. Youth Enrichment Program, Inc Youth Enrichment Program, and a doctoral candidate (Ed.D. – expected 2022) at Xavier University (OH).
He brings nearly thirty years of experience to the business marketplace. He has been affiliated with highly recognized and respected brands such as Humana, Inc., ESS. Educational Services, RICOH USA, AmeriCorps, Frito-Lay, Pepsi- Cola Bottlers (PepsiCo), FedEx Corporation (Express Division), and Five-Star Basketball.
His professional work experience, extending to community and youth engagement led him to create the Skills, Talents, Action, Results, and Success (S.T.A.R.S. Youth Enrichment Program, Inc – a Dayton, OH-based youth sport and life skills program) in 2009.The purpose of S.T.A.R.S. Youth Enrichment Program, Inc is to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to accomplish their physical and educational goals.
From 2005 to 2009 at Five-Star Basketball, his marketing work allowed him to work with many of the world’s finest coaches and players in today’s basketball culture.
He is a ten-year member of The Society of Professional Journalists, a graduate of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Action Program (class ’19), a graduate of the Leadership Council for Nonprofits BOLD program (class ’19), and a thirty-year member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated (Zeta Eta chapter).
His former affiliations and memberships include SCORE® (Dayton, OH), Business Volunteers for the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), the YMCA board of directors (Abington, PA, and Louisville, KY), a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) at the Common Pleas Court of Montgomery County, Ohio – Juvenile Division CASA Program. Additionally, he was a two-term member as vice-chairman at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Communities (Lebanon, OH), and a three-term member at The Human Race Theatre Company’s board of trustees (Dayton, OH).
He holds an M. Ed. (primary Sport Administration) and a BLA from Xavier, and an ALA from Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH). In 2019 he was selected to Harvard’s Business Analytics Program (FA’ 19).