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Our Members


Membership is open to organizations who have service to public television licensees or subsets thereof as their primary mission, and who show proof that the organization and its elected representatives are authorized by the entity's licensee members to participate and to represent its membership.

The Members of the Affinity Group Coalition are:

  • Independent Public Television Stations Association*
  • Joint Licensee Group (JLA)
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)*
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE)*
  • Small Station Association (SSA)*
  • University Licensee Association (ULA)*
  • Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG)


* indicates a Founding Member, considered permanent and remains so as long as membership criteria are met





The AGC has the following standing committee:

  • Professional Development - Station Staff & Leadership
    Molly Phillips
    Iowa Public Television

The following committees are installed and convene as needed:

  • Governance & Nominating
  • Communication
  • State & University Funding
  • Advocacy
  • Editorial

Through the Editorial Committee, the AGC is actively involved in the Editorial Integrity Project.

Our Representatives


Ed Ulman, Chair

Vickie Lawson, Vice Chair

Professional Development Committee Chair

  • Molly Phillips, Iowa Public television

Independent Public Television Stations Association

  • David Brinkley, WKYU - Western Kentucky University / Bowling Green
  • Kim Johnson, Colorado Public Television/ Denver

Joint Licensee Group

  • Moss Bresnahan, Illinois Public Media / Champaign-Urbana
  • Norm Silverstein, WXXI / Rochester

National Educational Telecommunications Association

  • Vickie Lawson, East Tennessee PBS
  • Ron Pisaneschi, Idaho Public Television

Organization for State Broadcasting Executives

  • Julie Overgaard, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
  • Anthony Padgett, SCETV

Small Station Association

  • Royal Aills, Rogers State University Television (KRSU) / Claremore
  • Ed Ulman, Alaska Public Media

University Licensee Association

  • Franz Joachim, New Mexico PBS / Albuquerque
  • Jack Gibson, AZPM/Tuscon

Public Television Major Market Group 

  • Amanda Mountain, Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Rob Dunlop, Cascade Public Media / Seattle