Dean Tsouvalas brings 25 years of digital marketing, education innovation and education brand development experience as the founding Director of Advancement and Communication for The Academy of Penguin Hall. He is an innovative and results-focused communication leader with extensive experience in a broad range of traditional and digital media disciplines. Dean leverages practical experience with exceptional leadership skills.
Dean started his professional career as a secondary English and Journalism teacher at Brockton High School, the largest high school East of the Mississippi. Later, Dean left teaching to pursue Broadcast Journalism in New York City. As a founding producer of the team that launched the FX Network, Dean traveled the country producing live feature stories for the national television network. He left the FX Network to join ABC News’ 20/20 and Primetime Live. While at ABC News, Dean produced award-winning specials and exclusives for Diane Sawyer. In addition to specials with Sawyer, he produced many high profile investigative stories with Charles Gibson, Jay Schadler, and Connie Chung. Dean was also part of the five-person marketing and development team responsible for restructuring Good Morning America.
After many years in television Dean transitioned into the world of digital media and joined the former internet powerhouse, Lycos where he became Director of Content and writer of the “Lycos 50” which the Wall Street Journal called, “The best…beside all the number crunching, it provides insightful trend background.” Later he was part of the founding team that launched Eons.com, a start-up created by Monster.com creator, Jeff Taylor, as Executive Producer of Content.
During the past five years, Dean has been part of the Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) building educational brands that include Student Advisor, Scholarship Advisor, and Learning Advisor. While at Student Advisor, Tsouvalas generated over $2.1 million in unpaid media promotion as a spokesperson for the organization. In this role, he also served as an expert in the field, conducting national conference and product evangelism with local and national media that included FOX, ABC, CNN. While at Student Advisor, Dean created and launched the Top 100 Social Media Colleges. Since launching Student Advisor’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges, he has been routinely invited to speak to students and educators on social media best practices.
Dean Tsouvalas is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory High School. He received his B.A. in Communications with a minor in Secondary Education from Stonehill College. He is a proud husband and father of three children living in Hamilton, MA.