Zenobia L. Fields is Department Director of Planning with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). She has over 14 years of diverse experience including capacity-building, asset planning, performance planning, urban design, transportation related design, data sharing, policy analysis and general community development. She has held positions with non-profits, government agencies, and private sector companies—including project work at the local, regional, state and federal level. At the NJTPA, she is specifically responsible for overseeing and integrating the technical analysis required to maintain an efficient planning process, or framework, for the organization's plans and programs. Among these plans and programs, Ms. Fields is leading the NJTPA's participation in the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) – funded by the five million dollar HUD Sustainable Communities Initiatives Grant. A component of the RPSD will include the development of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Ms. Fields is managing the development of a consultant-supported CEDS, designed to foster public-private partnerships to lay the groundwork for an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen Regional economies. Ms. Fields has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with concentration in Community Development from Virginia Tech.