Mickey Wiles is the CEO and Founder of Working Fields, a mission-driven staffing agency that supports individuals with barriers to employment predominately people in recovery from substance use addiction or past convictions.
Mickey has a long career in the private sector business community where he held various leaderships roles starting with a Boston high tech, firm Microcom, Inc. He then moved to Vermont in 1995 where he continued in leadership roles with Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Burlington Labs. Mickey also held the position as the Executive Director of the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County.
Mickey is a person in long term recovery and was provided a second chance after spending time in Federal Prison. For the last sixteen years Mickey has dedicated his work to helping others who want a second chance after a life of addiction and/or criminal convictions.
Mickey is on the Board and Executive Committee of VBSR, the nation’s first business association of businesses for social responsibility. Most recently Mickey has become a member of the initial Board of Directors of Vermont Roots & Wings Alliance, an organization dedicated to supporting the drug court system and participants in Vermont. Mickey’s work is perfectly suited in this role from both his personal story as well as his experience with other Non-profit Boards