Here’s The New Look Of APTS Board Leaders, Members


America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has announced the election of its new board leaders and members. Newly elected trustees will begin their terms on February 25, and newly elected officers will begin their terms on February 26.

  • Roy Clem, Executive Director of Alabama Public Television, has been elected Chairman
  • Bert Schmidt, President/CEO of WHRO in Norfolk, has been elected as Professional Vice Chair
  • Carol Kellermann, Lay Trustee of WNET-13 in New York, has been re-elected as Lay Vice Chair

The newly elected trustees are: Carolyn Edwards, Lay Trustee, Vegas PBS in Las Vegas, Nevada; Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting & General Manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; Franz Joachim, General Manager & CEO of New Mexico PBS; Garrett T. King, III, Board Chair of Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA); Vickie Lawson, President & CEO of East Tennessee PBS in Knoxville, Tennessee; and David Steward II, Board Chair of Nine Network of Public Media in St. Louis, Missouri. Newly elected as an at-large trustee to the APTS board is Larry D. Unger, President & Chief Executive Officer of Maryland Public Television.

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people.