About NETA

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 277 member stations in 46 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups and public media as a whole.

NETA's history: 1997 - present
SECA: the original organization 1967 - 1997

NETA Staff List


NETA is governed by a board of directors composed of the general manager or designee from each member licensee and an elected representative from each of the eight professional councils and one elected representative from the affiliate members. NETA's unique board structure gives each member's concerns an equal hearing. NETA's board represents over 80% of all public television stations.

NETA Board Member List - updated 10/8/2020

NETA's FY 2021 executive committee members:

Board Chair • Ron Pisaneschi, Idaho Public Television
Vice Chair • Amy Burkett, PBS Charlotte
Secretary • Courtney Pledger, Arkansas PBS
Treasurer • Laura Hunter, Utah Education Network, Salt Lake City
Member at large • Kevin Crane, Nashville Public Television
Member at large • Phil Hoffman, WUCF
Past Chair • Vickie Lawson, East Tennessee PBS, Knoxville, Tennessee



Members of the NETA board of directors and staff represent the interests of NETA members on the boards and committees of APTS, CPB, and PBS as well as other national organizations related to public media.