Founder & CEO - Tiffany James
Tiffany James is a community engagement, public relations specialist, and political consultant from Columbia, South Carolina (SC). Recently, she was the South Carolina Deputy Political Director and Black Engagement Director for presidential Candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As the Equity Consultant for the South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance she advocated for Complete Streets in communities of color in SC. Prior to that, she was the Community and Public Relations Specialist for The Central Midlands Transit Authority. She also worked on several issue based campaigns including the Richland County Penny Sales Tax Transportation Referendum, Earned Income Tax Credit, The Richland Library Referendum, and The Demark-Olar School Bond Referendum. She is a James E. Clyburn Political Fellow, Leadership Columbia Graduate, and the President of the National Action Network of Columbia. She serves on the board of Beginnings SC and the City of Columbia Hospitality Tax Committee. As a local artist and advocate, she serves on the Trustus Theatre and Tapp’s Outpost Art Center Boards.
She has been interviewed by BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, NPR, and CBS NEWS, Good Morning America, Newsone and Voice of America. She received her BA in political science from Clemson University in 2004. As a lifelong public servant and professional, she served as an Americorps member upon graduation. As a member, she facilitated community programs to assist teens in creating service-learning opportunities in their community. One of her favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt and it states, “Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”