Erik Halvorson Portrait


Erik Halvorson leads Encore Communications, LLC, and acquired ownership of Encore Multimedia and EDSuite in April 2022.

Erik has proven success in building and leading new organizations and is a creative business leader with an entrepreneurial mindset. He also provides a unique combination of crisis management, marketing and media relations expertise. His leadership roles include Communication Consulting Practice Leader at Lockton Dunning Benefits (Dallas), Communications Director for Hostess Brands, Inc. (Irving, Texas) and Regional Director of Communication for the U.S. Coast Guard (Boston). He has also taught a Crisis Management course as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

During his military service, Erik was responsible for all Coast Guard communications programs in the northeast United States and was the Public Information Officer, government spokesperson and Director of the Joint Information Center for the Deepwater Horizon (BP Gulf Oil Spill) Response.

Erik holds an M.A. in communication from the University of Maryland and served as an active duty commissioned officer for nine years with the U.S. Coast Guard. He resides in Grapevine, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their three children.

What you may not know about me is

I’m the oldest of six children. We were apparently raised to be adventurous because we all live in different states, and at one point, we were spread out over four countries.

What I really like to do is

Cook new and interesting dishes with Susan, my wife. Our three kids keep us busy, but we take cooking classes and try new recipes whenever dance and sports schedules allow.

My perfect day

Any day visiting a new place with Susan, particularly if it involves good food and good coffee, is a pretty perfect day.