- IU Foundation President's Medallion (2020)
- Bicentennial Medal (2019)
James Fielding received a B.A. in political science and management from Indiana University. Fielding's relationship with IU has continued well beyond his time as a student. He is a founding member of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Dean's Advisory Council, and established the James D. Fielding Family Study Abroad Scholarship and the James D. Fielding Internship Abroad Scholarship. Fielding is also a member of the IU Foundation Board of Directors.
Fielding serves as president of consumer products and innovation for Fox Networks Groups, including Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film. He is the founder of Intersected Stories, a consultant group that provides support and analysis in the areas of entertainment licensing, retail business development, strategic brand management and content development. Prior leadership roles include serving as the global head of consumer products and retail at DreamWorks Animation, CEO of Claire's Inc. and president of Disney Stores Worldwide. Fielding has also held key roles in the merchandising world at many major companies, including Lands' End, Inc. and The Gap.
Fielding is a member of the national board of directors for GLSEN, an LGBTQ youth educational safety and advocacy organization. He is also a former board chairman at Make-a-Wish Foundation International. In 2019, Fielding was honored with Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished contributions and longstanding support of the university.