At Living Cities, Tynesia worked with cities across the country to ensure that investment led to measurable impact.
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson exemplifies cross-sector leadership. In her previous role at Living Cities, Tynesia worked with cities across the country to ensure that investment led to measurable impact. Tynesia’s experience as an entrepreneur, Six Sigma blackbelt, and technologist uniquely positions her to catalyze a results-driven era of social change.
For example, through effective cross-sector partnerships, Tynesia helped establish the Social Innovation Fund and the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. As founding Executive Director of Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) and President and CEO of Reliance Methods, she demonstrated that business and community goals could powerfully align towards mutual outcomes. Under her leadership, Year Up NCR raised $20M, was recognized by President Obama, and continues to place thousands of low-income young adults in careers with family sustaining wages. Through Reliance Methods, she helps Fortune 500 clients like the Carlyle Group, Marriott, and others source productive talent through unconventional practices. Earlier in her career, Tynesia was a leader within several business units at General Electric. From transforming the entire company to leverage technology for online sales to leading an international mortgage bank acquisition, her experience at GE groomed her to achieve outcomes regardless of industry.
Tynesia has been a featured speaker for a broad array of audiences including South by Southwest and the White House Council for Community Solutions. She has published several articles, which have been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes and in Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity. Her work was also highlighted in the New York Times bestseller A Year Up as well as in the Harvard Business School case study Year Up: A Social Entrepreneur Builds High Performance. She serves on numerous boards and committees, including for Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Boyea-Robinson received her MBA from Harvard Business School and has a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University. She and her college sweetheart, Keith, are committed to indoctrinating their children, Dylan and Sydney, with a love of Duke basketball and all things geeky and sci-fi.