03 May Tiffany Faykus of Selah Freedom
Our speaker of April 7 was Tiffany Faykus of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit that works with local sex trafficking survivors to help them start new lives through Prevention, Outreach, Awareness and a nationally renowned Residential program.
Tiffany began her career in Moscow Russia in 1994 working with the first Toys for Tots outside of the USA. Over twenty five years and many miles later, she remains a passionate advocate for social change.
With a career spanning investment banking, software, advertising, visual and performing arts, social services and community outreach, Tiffany is a strategic change agent bringing a wealth of experience across a broad variety of disciplines.
Tiffany has had the great pleasure of living in 5 countries and working in over 20 countries, but St. Petersburg, Florida is her favorite city in the world!
Before transitioning to the nonprofit arena, Tiffany had a noteworthy career in the corporate world including time as the Head of Corporate Communications for the most influential investment bank in Russia during Privatization, Renaissance Capital Group in Moscow, Russia; and as Director of Marketing Operations for Scala Business Solutions in Budapest Hungary, responsible for overseeing the software companies marketing operations in over 30 countries.
Tiffany is a graduate of New York University with a BA in History and Theater; and received her MA in History from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Pinellas, serves on the Board of Tiger Bay and WGG Foundation. She has also served on the Board of American Stage Theater and St. Petersburg City Theater, and was a Charter Member of the Guild of the Dali Museum. She is married to the love of her life, Preston Faykus, and is blessed with three children – Caitlin (20), Rachel (18) and Luke (16).