Valerie “VK” Fields has worked in public relations for some of the world’s most well-known organizations including Walt Disney World Resort, McDonald’s Corporation Regional Headquarters and the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities of North Carolina.
She also has been an entrepreneur for more than 15 years. She is founder of V.K. FIELDS & CO., an award-winning PR and copywriting agency in Raleigh, NC. In 2005, the company received the “Pinnacle Business of the Year Award” from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Fields has been honored by the Triangle Business Journal with awards that include "Women in Business," "Excellence in Mentoring" and "40 Under 40" leaders. In 2006, she received the Young Adult Leadership Award presented by the Women's Forum of North Carolina and the Lamplighter Award sponsored by McDonald's Corporation and Radio One. In 2009, she received the Mentoring Award from the Triangle East Chapter of 100 Black Men. In 2013, Valerie was elected vice president of the Women’s Forum of North Carolina and has served on the board of the Women’s Forum for five years.
Fields also is an ordained minister. She obtained a Bachelor, Master’s and Ph.D. of Theology from New Covenant Bible Institute in Raleigh, N.C. She is founder of Miracle Ministries Inc., an outreach organization that provides Christian counseling and support for individuals and families. Through her ministry, Valerie founded the signature Millionaires in Training (MiT) youth entrepreneurship program that teaches and prepares young people to become business professionals and business owners. In 2010, she authored her first children’s book titled, “The Bizeebee Family Business,” which teaches young people about business and entrepreneurship.
- D.Th., New Covenant Bible Institute
- M. Theology, New Covenant Bible Institute
- B. Theology, New Covenant Bible Institute
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill