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Tiana Austel

Board Finance & Audit Committee, Member

Senior Manager, Employee Engagement, eBay

Tiana Austel (she/her) serves as senior manager for employee engagement at eBay where she supports inclusive entrepreneurship and a world-class employee giving and volunteering program.

Prior to her role at eBay, Tiana was a senior CSR specialist at lllumina, a global leader in genomics, driving their employee engagement strategy. Under her leadership, program participation jumped from 14% to 50% in five years through a global expansion of their philanthropic grants program and the foundation of an lllumina Cares champion network across 26 offices in the United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Tiana is a certified diversity professional, a former co-lead of the Med­Tech & Pharma Industry Group for the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), and on the board of leadership for Partners in College Success. A frequently sought-after speaker, Tiana has been selected as a presenter and panelist for numerous industry sessions dedicated to DEI, storytelling, employee resource groups and volunteer champion programs.

Tiana has a bachelor’s degree in Communication & Media Studies and a minor in Food Studies from University of California, Los Angeles. Upon graduation, she won four prestigious service awards, including the Charles E. Young Humanitarian Award, given to 10 students in the UCLA student body to honor outstanding contributions and commitment to public service. Since then, she’s received the Benevity Unicorn Factor (BUFFY) Award in 2019 for leadership, innovation and impact in administering Goodness programs.

Outside of her professional career, Tiana is a three-time Team USA figure skater and has represented US Figure Skating in France, Germany and Austria. She currently resides in San Diego, California.