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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:2-3 NIV

Profile Photo: Donald Egle, MBA, ABC, APR

Donald K.

Phone: 903.233.3290

  • Vice President for Marketing & Communications

  • Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Donald K. Egle joined LeTourneau University in May of 2015. Before coming to LeTourneau University, Egle served in leadership positions at James Madison University and Liberty University. For Egle’s family, LeTourneau University has been a transformative place and is where his father earned his degree in welding engineering.

Throughout the past 22 years, Egle has professionally invested in multiple industries, including corporate, non-profit, and higher education. His work has demonstrated success in organizational leadership, team design, communication influence models, and brand leadership. He has worked with many global media organizations, including the New York Times, BBC, Associated Press, CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, and Fox News.

He and his wife Brianne, and their son Harrison, reside in Longview, Texas.

Readers are welcome to connect with Egle using the contact information and social media channels listed above.


  • Ph.D. Candidate | Organizational Leadership | Regent University
  • MBA | Liberty University
  • B.S. | Communication Studies | Liberty University

Professional Accreditations | Development | Credentials

  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR) | Public Relations Society of America Universal Accreditation Board
  • Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) | International Association of Business Communicators
  • IMPACT3 | James Madison University
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team | The Table Group and Santa Clara University
  • Enterprise Agile: Changing Your Culture | LinkedIn
  • Creating a Culture of Learning | LinkedIn
  • Strategic Agility | LinkedIn

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • Joyful Leadership
  • Organizational Health
  • Brand Formation
  • Enterprise Design
  • Market-Based Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

Research & Professional Presentations | Academic Conferences

Egle, D.K. (2022, October 5-7). Optimizing the promise exchange between brand and saga [Conference session]. The Council of Independent Colleges: NetVUE Regional Gathering, Kerrville, TX, United States.

Mason, S., Caldwell, B., Chance, S., Conn, S., Egle, D., Mahurin, R., & Ritchey, F. (2022, February 11-13). Vision-centered leadership: Recentering, reclaiming and reenergizing through deep change [Conference session]. Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Dallas, TX, United States.

Egle, D.K. (2021, October 22-23). A qualitative case study of Ford Motor Company’s corporate response, turnaround, and recovery and the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally [Conference session]. 2021 Annual Research Roundtables, Virginia Beach, VA.

Egle, D.K. (2021, October 22-23). An exploration of Stephen’s death and transformational leadership: A narrative genre analysis of Acts 7:51-60 [Conference session]. 2021 Annual Research Roundtables, Virginia Beach, VA.

Egle, D.K. (2021, October 22-23). Leadership alignment of missional focus across cross-cultural perspectives: A socio-rhetorical analysis of Acts 8:26-40 [Conference session]. 2021 Annual Research Roundtables, Virginia Beach, VA.


Egle, D.K. (2022). A Christian Leader’s Mindset of Discipleship. In: Winston, B.E. (eds) The Mind of a Leader. Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member | Public Relations Society of America  (PRSA)
  • Member | American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Member | International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
  • Member | Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Professional Service

  • Past National Professional Adviser 2012-2016 | Public Relations Student Society of America 
  • Past National Committee Chair for Leadership Development | Public Relations Society of America
  • Past Member | Public Relations Society of America National Educational Affairs Committee 
  • Past PRSSA Professional Adviser to James Madison University and Liberty University

Professional Awards 

  • Davey’s Awards | Gold and Silver | Nine-time Team Recipient 
  • MarCom Awards | Platinum and Gold | Nine-time Team Recipient 
  • Hermes Creative Awards | Platinum and Gold | Eight-time Team Recipient 
  • Communicator Awards | Gold and Silver | Five-time Team Recipient 
  • AVA Digital Awards | Platinum and Gold | Seven-time Team Recipient
  • dotComm Awards | Platinum and Gold | Seven-time Team Recipient 
  • W3 Awards | Three-time Team Recipient