As Founder of the award-winning Tezlyn Figaro Communications Group and Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil, Circuit, and Appellate Conflict Resolution Mediator and trainer, Tezlyn provides communications solutions, political consulting, crisis management, and customized training to some of the nation's most influential political, social, and cultural leaders in America.
Named by Charlemagne Tha God as the 'Hood Whisperer," Tezlyn is a sought-after public speaker with the ability to deliver a prophetic and powerful message that stirs the consciousness of her audience. She is the host of the straight shot, no chaser podcast on Charlamagne Tha God's Black Effect Podcast Network on the largest radio audio platform in America, iHeart Radio.
In addition to hosting her weekly straight shot, no chaser podcast Tezlyn is also a political contributor seen daily in 55 million households on the national Black News 24-hour cable news Channel.
Tezlyn currently serves as a senior public policy consultant for TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2021, Attorney Benjamin Crump. In this role, Tezlyn has led public policy strategy for high-profile Ben Crump Law Firm clients, including but not limited to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Monroe Bird, victims of OKC Officer Holtzclaw, victims of the Flint Water Crisis, and the victims of the Orlando Pulse night club shooting incident.
Tezlyn also serves as a Senior Advisor for the George Floyd Foundation.
In 2016, she served as the National Racial Justice Director for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Her work led to several national successes during the campaign, including but not limited to the historic win during the Michigan primary. In addition, Tezlyn has served as various local, state and federal campaign operative roles throughout America over the last decade.
In 2018, Tezlyn partnered with the Cut 50 organization to assist with organizing and advocating for the historic bi-partisan first step act, which in turn passed in both the House and Senate in December 2018.
As Founder of the Allied Group, a Florida staffing firm that employed over 300 people during the 2010 recession, Tezlyn was awarded several recognitions 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. She holds a bachelor's degree in management and a master's degree in adult education and training.
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