Real Estate and Development | Economic Development
President and CEO
Madison Region Economic Partnership | Madison
In early 2021, Jason Fields assumed leadership of Madison Region Economic Partnership, the economic development agency representing an eight-county south-central Wisconsin region. Fields also serves as managing director of Dark Knight Capital Ventures, a venture capital fund he founded in 2017 that is designed to invest in underserved entrepreneurs in the state. Fields represented Milwaukee’s north side in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2005-2013 and 2017-2021. He also founded the Financial Promise Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that teaches personal financial and business literacy. Earlier in his career, Fields was a stock broker, banker and financial advisor.
Education: Bachelor’s, Cardinal Stritch University
Two business leaders you’d like to have dinner with: “Robert F. Smith and Warren Buffett. When you look at the level of philanthropic dollars they allocate, I would love to know what drove them to put them into a position to not only give but give to the degree that they have.”
What would make Wisconsin better: “Creating a statewide economic strategy based in conjunction with the nine economic regions and working together more often and more efficiently to compete globally.”
As you enter your office, what would you choose to be your walk-up or theme song: “The Verve, ‘Bittersweet Symphony,’ because it feels inspiring, and the lyrics remind me of triumph.”