IPTV’s Molly Phillips Elected to Lead National Education Telecommunications Association in 2018

Posted: June 9, 2017

The National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA), a professional association of public broadcasters, has announced its executive leadership for fiscal year 2018. NETA members have elected Molly Phillips of Iowa Public Television as their Vice Chair and Chair-Elect. The position becomes effective July 1, 2017.

Phillips is the executive director and general manager for Iowa Public Television, where she is responsible for leading Iowa’s only statewide broadcasting network. She has served IPTV since 1990, devoting her career to the advancement of public television and IPTV’s mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans. 

“I am thrilled to be elected by my public television colleagues to serve on this executive committee and be a part of this great organization,” said Phillips. “I have worked with NETA throughout my career at IPTV, and have been very impressed with their outcomes.”

NETA’s board leadership includes Chair Tom Rieland, general manager at WOSU, Columbus, OH; Vice Chair and Chair-Elect Molly Phillips, executive director and general manager of IPTV; Treasurer, Glen Cerny, director of broadcasting at New Mexico State University; Secretary Gene Purcell, executive director of the Educational Communications Board in Madison, WI; Member At Large Roy Clem, executive director of Alabama Public Television; Member At Large Vickie Lawson, president and chief executive officer at East Tennessee PBS in Knoxville, TN; and Past Chair Ronnie Agnew, executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.  

“Throughout our fifty years as a public broadcasting organization we have been fortunate to have strong board leadership. The FY 2018 executive committee continues that tradition,” said NETA president Skip Hinton. “The staff and I look forward to working with these visionary leaders who represent our profession so well.”

Phillips has served the IPTV network for 27 years in several capacities. Prior to becoming general manager, Phillips was the director of communications and responsible for advocacy at the state and federal levels for nearly 15 years.

The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association of 94 public broadcasters representing 97 public television licensees in 43 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. NETA serves all public television licensees by providing high quality audience content, professional development resources, management support and national representation. Visit netaonline.org or contact Skip Hinton, 803-978-1581 for more information.