Veteran labor and employment attorney and trial lawyer Roberta B. Fields was honored with the 2024 Ray Ackerman Leadership Award at the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s 23rd Annual United Way Gala on January 26, 2024, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Named for the late Ray Ackerman, a veteran volunteer and 1993 inductee in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the award is given each year to someone who is devoted to the United Way mission, leads by example, and unconditionally gives without recognition.
An active volunteer with the United Way of Central Oklahoma for many years, Fields has previously served on the organization’s Campaign Cabinet and is currently on the Executive Committee, where she serves as Human Resources Committee Chair She is also a member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Society. Her other volunteer efforts include serving as a trustee of the Library Endowment Trust of the Metropolitan Library System and as vice chair of the board of directors of Development Associates International, a global nonprofit training leaders in the principles of servant leadership.
Joining Fields at the gala, which celebrated the agency’s 100 years of service to central Oklahoma, were McAfee & Taft colleagues Jeremy Black, Kaitlyn Chaney, Michael Joseph, Joe Lewallen, Jeff Vogt, and Emma Wilson.