Tyrha Lindsey-Warren is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing and Faculty Director of Industry Relations and Experiential Learning in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. She is the is the founder and director of the Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival. She teaches and performs research on consumer behavior and attitudes, multicultural media and advertising, and movies and entertainment. She speaks nationally on these topics for Americans for the Arts, The Junior League, Public Relations Society of America, and in classes taught at Rutgers Business School, and Baruch College. As managing director of LAI Communications, she has over 15 years of professional experience in marketing and public relations, the arts, entertainment and nonprofit arenas.
Dr. Lindsey-Warren started her career in Hollywood, working with Quincy Jones, David Salzman Entertainment, NBC, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Edmonds Entertainment, developing television and film properties. More recently, she served as Director of Public Relations for UniWorld Group, the longest-standing multicultural advertising and communications agency in the United States. She serves on the boards of Iris House in Harlem, New York, helping women of color with AIDS; and Jazz Forum Arts, which presents nationally renowned jazz artists in the Greater New York City area. Dr. Lindsey-Warren is, herself, an accomplished jazz singer who has performed around the world. She received her BS in radio/TV/film from Northwestern University, her MBA with a concentration in marketing from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and her PhD in marketing with a minor in international business from Rutgers University.