A Conversation with Distinguished Alumnus David Evans on January 27
This year’s distinguished alumni award recipient David Evans (BEDV 1984) will be honored at the Eighth Annual Evening of the Stars Gala on January 27, 2012 at the Prestonwood Country Club. During his visit, Evans will also meet with students and faculty who are invited to join him for a conversation about his recent work. This event will take place on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12 p.m. in room 310 in Leazar Hall.
David Evans is an award-winning creative director, executive producer, and photographer, specializing in cross-platform media production focused on issues of international development, sustainability, global health, education, cultural anthropology, scientific research, and philanthropic advocacy for organizations like the National Geographic Society, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Foundation, The Global Fund, Smithsonian Institution, Discover Channel, and others.
Evans’ background includes executive branding, marketing, and creative positions on three continents including, DDB Needham Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, and National Geographic Television, where he played a key role in brand development for the global launch of the National Geographic Channel.
Assignment highlights include spending nearly a month each in Chad and Tajikistan documenting expeditions of the National Geographic Genographic Project, numerous occasions as exclusive photographer for Bill and Melinda Gates, and documenting the first days of the United Nations response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake.