Eric Davis

Eric Davis, “Through Our Eyes” – Eric has almost 15 years experience in radio– his first love.  He became infatuated with the medium beginning when he was a wee lad walking to and from middle school in Philadelphia with a transistor radio (AM only) in hand pressed closely to his ear.  After graduating college (where he was the Program Director of WTDR, Temple University’s dorm station) and working at a number of commercial radio stations in his home town, he moved to New York (followed by Nashville, Dallas, and Los Angeles) and enjoyed a career in entertainment marketing as a member of the production team for some of thebiggest events in the industry, including:  Superbowl XXXVII, RockFest ‘97, CountryFest ‘96 and ‘97, the New York JVC Jazz Festival, the Benson & Hedges Blues Festival Tour, Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival, and the first LiveAid.  Eric has worked for The Warner Music Group, Billboard Publications, various record labels, and entertainment agencies.  As a journalist, Eric’s writing credits include pieces in:  New Mexico Magazine,, Billboard, R&R, and The Philadelphia Inquirer -- along with columns appearing in Delaware Valley entertainment publications including:  Fine Times Magazine, Out On The Town Magazine, The South Street Star, and the Musician Artists Poets and Performers Journal.  Additionally, Eric launched the Social Media Program for, created and ran the Event Sponsorship program for the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company (Natural American Spirit), managed creative positioning, regional communications, brand identity, and event strategies for the GTE Directories Corporation (now Verizon);  he has executed promotional campaigns for the 1998 Goodwill Games;  and assisted in producing the Rolling Stones’ “Bridges to Babylon” show in Dallas in 1997 and Vibe Presents “Magic’s Showtime” event in New York in 1996. Additional projects include promotions for the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, the 2001 MTV Movie Awards;  along with Food Network’s “Full On Football 2001” program, the 2002 XGames in Dallas, and Frog Fest Five in Santa Fe.  He was also part of the event team at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  Recent projects include producing numerous eventa for the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, (formerly the College of Santa Fe).  He was recently the Promotion Director for Hutton Broadcasting – in addition to air talent on three of their stations.  He is married with a 2-year old daughter, and has lived in Santa Fe since 2002.  Eric is currently the Marketing and Communications Director at IAIA, and wants to utilize the show to open discussions about the Native Community and the specific challenges it faces not only in the Santa Fe area –but all over the country.