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Mark Fields (born c. 1961) is Executive Vice President and President of The Americas for Ford Motor Company. As Ford's President of the Americas, Fields was tapped to develop "The Way Forward" plan. He reports to Alan Mulally, the company's CEO. Fields was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Paramus, New Jersey,where he attended Paramus High School, and holds an economics degree from Rutgers University. He is married to his wife Jane Fields and has two son, Max and Zach Fields. He worked for IBM prior to attaining an MBA at Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was recruited by Ford in 1989 and moved up the ranks, becoming the youngest person (at 38) ever to run a major Japanese company when Ford placed him in charge of Mazda Motor Corporation in 1998. In 2002, Fields became chairman of the Premier Automotive Group, Ford's luxury unit which at the time included Lincoln, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo Cars. He returned to the United States to head the Americas division of the company in October 2005.