David Sontag is the Chairman of the Board of EarthEcho International. He was, until 2011, the Wesley Wallace Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a degree program that he created for the University. He is an award-winning writer and producer and has written for Columbia Pictures, MGM, and Hollywood Pictures, among others. Mr. Sontag has held important creative and executive positions at 20 Century Fox, NBC, CBS Films, and ABC.
Mr. Sontag is on the National Advisory Board of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and is the past President of the Board of the Festival. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the GlobalECHO Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Sontag was the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Symphony and a member of the Executive, Strategic Planning, and Program Committees of the Symphony. Mr. Sontag was the Founder of the Native Americas International Film Exposition and has been on the Advisory Board for the College of Santa Fe's Greer Garson Studios as well as a past Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Sontag, a nominee for both the Writers' Guild and Humanitas awards, is listed in Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.