Portrait of Dean Waskowiak


Backed by over a decade of personal experience in advertising and television, Dean and his wife, Brenda, founded Encore Multimedia in 1994 to create a one-stop shop to meet the advertising and marketing needs of East Texas companies and institutions. In 2017, Dean acquired EDSuite, a marketing company serving the economic development industry across Texas and the U.S.  

Over the span of 28 years under Dean’s leadership, Encore grew in staff size, depth of services and diversity of clients, earning 260 industry awards. In 2022, Encore Communications, LLC, purchased both companies, and Dean transitioned to the role of President Emeritus / Founder.

Dean continues his commitment multiple community service events/efforts in Longview and Tyler, as well as missions abroad. He holds a B.S. in History and an A.S. in Design Technology from LeTourneau University. He has been named a LeTourneau University Alumnus of the Year and also received LETU’s Distinguished Service Award.

What you may not know about me

Is that I was born in Nebraska and grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am now a Texan by choice. Although, I would love to move to Colorado during the hot, humid summers.

What I really like to do is

Spend time with my family and friends, study the bible, travel, watch movies, play basketball and tear up the dirt trails with my 2019 KTM XC-W 300 TPI.

My perfect day

Would be hearing God say, “You did good with the life I gave you.”