Iowa PBS's Molly Phillips Elected to America’s Public Television Stations’ Board of Trustees

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) recently announced the election of its new board leaders. IPTV Executive Director and General Manger Molly Phillips has been elected to serve as professional vice chair.

Phillips has led IPTV, Iowa’s only statewide broadcasting network, since 2013. 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. Phillips serves on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Board of Directors, is the past chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Board of Directors and is an active member of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE).

Along with Phillips, Bert Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of WHRO in Norfolk, Virginia, has been elected Chairman of the APTS Board of Trustees. Carol Kellermann, Lay Trustee of Thirteen/WNET in New York, will continue to serve as Lay Vice Chair. These elections follow the retirement of Roy Clem, Executive Director of Alabama Public Television, as Chairman of APTS.

“We are delighted to welcome Molly Phillips as professional vice chair of the APTS Board of Trustees,” said APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler. “Under the board’s leadership, public media will continue to educate America’s children, protect lives and property, and enable a well-informed citizenry to guide the world’s most important democracy.

“We are grateful for their willingness to serve in these leadership roles and their dedication to the importance of local public service in the areas of education, public safety and civic leadership.”

The newly-elected officers began their terms November 20, 2019, and will serve until the next board elections are held on February 25, 2020.