Tezlyn Figaro is a political consultant with high profile crisis management experience, federal and state campaign experience, public relations and media training experience. With over 20 years of achievements in strategic communications and media relations, coupled with political campaign wins at every level of government, Tezlyn Figaro is considered a master political strategist.
As Principal Consultant of the award-winning Tezlyn Figaro Communications Group, Tezlyn provides counsel to the nation’s most influential political, social movement and private sector leaders. She led crisis communications and media relations for high-profile cases including the Orlando Pulse Shooting, the Officer Holtzclaw Rape Case (seen on 60 Minutes) the Tulsa Monroe Bird Case (seen on Crime Watch Daily) and the Dallas Police shooting incident.
Tezlyn shares sharp political analysis from an independent nonpartisan perspective as a political Commentator for a number of national, regional and local outlets including being a weekly commentator on Americas highest rating cable news outlet national Fox News which averages over 2 million viewers per appearance. Tezlyn also offers over a decade of appearing in top print, television and digital media platforms with different ideological orientations such as The Breakfast Club, MSNBC, New York Times, Make it Plain on Sirius XM, Sonnies Corner on Sirius XM, CBS and NBC just to name a few.
In 2018, Tezlyn partnered with Cut 50, an organization founded by CNN host Van Jones. Her role assisted with booking Cut 50 national organizers on various national and regional media platforms to advocate on behalf of the historic first step act. In addition to her media expertise efforts Tezlyn also personally utilized used her voice by providing commentary on national platforms to urge legislators to pass the historic first step act prison reform legislation which in turn was passed in December 2018.
In 2016, she served as the National Racial Justice Director for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Her work led to a number of national successes during the campaign, including but not limited to the historic win during the Michigan primary.
As Founder and President of the Allied Group, a Florida staffing firm that employed over 300 people during the 2010 recession, Tezlyn was the recipient of a number of awards highlighting her dedication to community service and excellence in business. In 2009, she was named the Cadillac Community Influencer of the year. She has also named the 2010 Orlando Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and the 2012 Orlando Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” finalist. Tezlyn is a certified Florida Supreme Court civil, circuit and appellate conflict resolution mediator and approved trainer.
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