07 Tyrus Sturgis

Advisory Team Member

Tyrus B. Sturgis is Business Development & Corporate Strategist for Purry Communications Group, a Los Angeles based public relations agency. The son of a law enforcement officer and an elementary school teacher, Tyrus learned early the value of education, community involvement, and the law.

Tyrus began his public relations career as a Public Affairs Specialist for State Farm Insurance, where he managed media relations, legislative affairs, and philanthropy. He has worked as a litigation attorney for Balch & Bingahm LLP, one of the largest law firms in the south, and opened his own law practice where he specializes in business litigation, education and entertainment law. He has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine and was designated one of Alabama’s “Top Young Attorneys” by Business Alabama magazine.  

To fulfill his dream of helping others succeed in life, in Tyrus founded The Art of Words—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates and promotes programs that improve people’s communication and leadership skills. Tyrus believes that the key to building strong communities is building strong communicators.

Tyrus holds a master’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations from the University of Alabama and a law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Tyrus most enjoys spending time with his son, and uses traveling, photography, and hiking to relax.

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