Native of Southeast San Diego, Tyrone Russell is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, community advocate and an award-winning higher education professional. Tyrone graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University.
Professionally, Tyrone has worked for numerous colleges and universities as an Assistant Director, a Counselor, Faculty, and Program Coordinator. He serves on a regional committee dedicated to constructing high school leadership conferences, conducts teambuilding workshops for teachers and corporate staffs, and designs and executes seminars and trainings for youth. Formerly serving as the Coordinator of Racial and Ethnic Justice with the Community Action Agency of the Lehigh Valley, and as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Lehigh University, Tyrone executes cultural realization sessions and diversity trainings throughout the region for corporations and school districts. He assists organizations in creating strategic frameworks to increase inclusion while enhancing tools and experiences that decrease institutional and personal biases that impact culture and day-to-day operations.
Tyrone has held positions on the executive board of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, Board of directors for the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Board of directors of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown, and co-founded R2C2 incorporated- a non-profit organization dedicated to youth development.
Recipient of the 2017 African American Businessman of the Year Award presented by the African American business Council of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tyrone is the Chief Executive Officer of Faces International Marketing and Development, LLC and President of the Cleveland School of Cannabis, a career school for cannabis