Brent's COVID Story - "We're a lot smarter collectively than on our own"
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About Brent Fields
Brent joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas in 2008, after nine years of service as a Vice President with the American Heart Association. He has more than 30 years of management experience in the fields of education, healthcare, human services and counseling.
Under Brent's leadership, recent Big Brothers Big Sisters honors include: Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Education Award, Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work, Austin Nonprofit of the Year, and Brent receiving the Best CEO award from the Austin Business Journal.
A former Big Brother, he and his partner, Suzette, are members of our Giving Society. Brent has actively served in leadership roles with BBBS at the state and national level – President, BBBS Texas State Association; President, BBBS National Large Agency Alliance, and various task force groups and committees.
Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, a master’s degree in Education, a clinical education residency in Counseling, certification training in Health Promotion Management, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.
A technical note
When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.
Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.