Walter Zaykowski joined ECPR Texas in January 2020. He is a trusted communications strategist with a depth of experience in developing and designing strategic public relations campaigns, speechwriting, crisis communications and media relations.
Prior to joining ECPR Texas, Zaykowski worked for the Boston Bruins, in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
During his time at the Chamber, Zaykowski reshaped the organization’s messaging and communications practices. Zaykowski also led the Chamber’s efforts to help Austin-Bergstrom International Airport attract more domestic and international air service for Austin. He played a major role in securing nonstop service from Austin to Frankfurt on Lufthansa and from Austin to Amsterdam on KLM.
While at ECPR Texas, he has led multiple successful client teams including the Austin Board of REALTORS®, Austin Transit Partnership, Opportunity Austin, International City/County Manager’s Association, the Texas Library Association, Amplify Credit Union and Pflugerville ESD No. 2.
A native of Rhode Island, Zaykowski earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has lived in Austin for more than a decade.