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WBD Employee Spotlight: Trey Fields
April 14, 2021
Meet Trey Fields, a Senior Associate who joined the team in 2019. Trey plays a critical role in managing operations and finance for WBD’s USAID Private Sector Engagement Mechanism Team. He also conducts research and analysis for the project’s Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) – helping implement and operationalize an Agency-wide relationship management system. Additionally, Trey is also supporting a first-of-its-kind PSE Evidence Fund that aims to identify and scale innovative Agency approaches to private sector engagement.
“I have the privilege of getting to dip my toes in a little bit of everything – working closely with the project’s senior leadership and government counterparts – to help manage the project. Our team’s work spans three continents where we are assisting with capacity-building, strategic planning, and financial analysis support, among others,” he explains.
When he is not supporting his USAID client, Trey is heavily involved in WBD’s international business development activities, focused on opportunities with the Department of State and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). He says, “Business development is a great opportunity to learn more about current and prospective clients and seek to capture and scale the great work my colleagues are doing on a daily basis.”
Trey was drawn to WBD because of the firm’s small size and entrepreneurial approach. “I’ve always been attracted to work environments where I truly get to know all of my colleagues and work collaboratively,” he says, “At WBD, we are a close family and a unified team of outstanding professionals, which allows us to compete alongside large consulting firms and deliver for our clients.”
From Trey’s perspective, what really makes WBD a special place to work is the firm’s “yes and” attitude and openness to new, creative ideas across all of the company’s projects and portfolios. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard an outright ‘no’ to a proposed idea or a suggestion about how we can improve our client services. It’s rare that you find yourself in an environment where employees – from the most senior manager to the intern who started last week – are empowered to think outside of the box and really take ownership of how we can best deliver for our clients.”
Outside of work, you can find Trey running or playing tennis, spoiling his corgi, George, or browsing the aisles of Washington’s many excellent bookstores – buying biographies and historical books that, he notes, he has very little room for. Trey earned his B.A. in Political Science from Auburn University in 2017 and his M.A. in International Affairs in 2019 from Penn State University, which makes him a college football fanatic, twice-over – so Saturdays in the fall are busy gamedays.
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