Iowa PBS General Manager Molly Phillips Elected to Association of Public Television Stations Board

The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS), a nonprofit membership organization representing public television stations across the country, has announced the election of new leaders and members of its Board of Trustees. Molly M. Phillips, Executive Director and General Manager of IPTV, was elected a trustee during APTS’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week. Phillips will serve a three-year term. 

“I have worked with this organization for years and have been so impressed with their outcomes,” said Phillips. “I am thrilled to be elected by my public television colleagues to serve on this Board and to be a part of this great organization.”  

Phillips has worked for IPTV for 25 years, serving the network in several capacities. As Executive Director and General Manager for IPTV, she is responsible for leading Iowa's only statewide broadcasting network. Prior to her two years as General Manager, Phillips was the Director of Communications and responsible for advocacy at the state and federal levels for nearly 15 years.
An active member of the community, Phillips volunteers with Hope Ministries, where she delivers dairy products to the Family and Children Center and serves meals to the homeless. Phillips is active in the Dallas Center-Grimes school system.

Other newly-elected APTS trustees include: Roy Clem, Executive Director, Alabama Public Television; Kathy Cummings, Lay Trustee, KCTS 9, Seattle, Washington; William J. Jones, Lay Trustee, Kentucky Educational Television; and Jefferi Lee; General Manager, WHUT, Washington, D.C. Eric Hyyppa, Director and General Manager of Montana PBS was elected chairman. Ronnie Agnew, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is the new professional vice-chair, and Jo Ellen Chatham, Lay Trustee of PBS SoCaL, will serve as lay vice-chair.

About APTS
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct - in concert with member stations - advocacy, planning, research, communications and other activities that foster a strong and financially sound public television system providing essential public services to all Americans. Its affiliate APTS Action, Inc. promotes the legislative and regulatory interests of noncommercial television stations at the national level through direct advocacy and through grasstops and grassroots campaigns designed to garner bipartisan congressional support. For more information, visit