As Founder of the award-winning Tezlyn Figaro Communications Group, Tezlyn provides counsel to some of the nation's most influential political, social, and cultural leaders in America. Tezlyn offers over 20 years of achievements in political consulting, human resources, high profile crisis management, federal, state, and local campaign experience, public relations, media training, and strategic communications.
Tezlyn is the host of the straight shot, no chaser podcast on Charlamagne Tha God’s Black Effect Podcast Network on iHeart Radio. Tezlyn is seen weekly in over 35 million homes on national cable networks such as The Black News Channel, Revolt Television, and National Fox News. As a gifted orator, Tezlyn shares an independent and nonpartisan political analysis, allowing her to connect with a diverse audience without compromising her calling and authenticity.
Tezlyn currently serves as a senior political policy and media consultant for Americas most high-profile civil rights leader, Attorney Benjamin Crump. In this role, 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 also serves as a Senior Advisor for the George Floyd Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
Tezlyn is the host of the Straight Shot, No Chaser podcast on the Black Effect Podcast Network, founded by Radio Hall-of- Famer Charlamagne Tha God on iHeart Media.