As Founder of the award-winning Tezlyn Figaro Communications Group, Tezlyn provides counsel to the nation's most influential political, social, and private sector leaders. With over 20 years of achievements in political consulting, high profile crisis management, federal and state campaign experience, public relations, media training, and strategic communications, Tezlyn Figaro is considered a master political strategist.
As a senior political and media consultant for Americas most high profile civil rights leader, Attorney Benjamin Crump Tezlyn has led crisis communications, media relations, and political strategy for high-profile national cases including but not limited to the George Floyd Case, the Breonna Taylor Case, the Flint Water Crisis, Orlando Pulse Shooting, the Officer Holtzclaw Rape Case, the Tulsa Monroe Bird Case.
Tezlyn is also the host of Straight Shot, No Chaser podcast on the Black Effect Podcast Network, founded by Radio Hall-of- Famer Charlamagne Tha God on iHeart Media.
As a national political analyst, Tezlyn shares independent, nonpartisan analysis for several national, regional, and local media outlets, including being a weekly commentator on America's highest rating cable news outlet, Fox National News, averaging over 2 million viewers per each appearance. In addition to her weekly commentary, she offers over a decade of appearing in top print, television and digital media platforms with different ideological orientations such as The Breakfast Club, Revolt TV, Hot 97, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, New York Times, Make it Plain on Sirius XM, Sonnies Corner on Sirius XM, CBS, MSNBC, 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 for the historic bi-partisan first step act, which in turn passed in both the House and Senate in December 2018.
In 2016, she served as the National Racial Justice Director for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Her work led to several national success during the campaign, including but not limited to the historic win during the Michigan primary.
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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