(DURHAM, February 19, 2004) – The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) recently elected J. Michael Hickey as the lay member to its board. Hickey is president of Verizon New Hampshire and serves on the New Hampshire Public Television Board of Governors. “We are excited to have Mike join the APTS board,” said John M. Lawson, president of APTS. “His skills and experience are superb, and his commitment to public television is clear. We are grateful for his willingness to serve.” APTS is a nonprofit organization whose members are the nation's public television stations. APTS advocates for federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's annual appropriations, the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) at the Department of Commerce, and for programs relevant to public television at the Department of Education and other agencies. Hickey has been in the telecommunications field since 1986, and has served as president of Verizon New Hampshire since 1997. He has served on a wide variety of business and community-based organization boards. Hickey is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Beyond its award-winning local and national television programs, NHPTV is a leader in education and community outreach. NHPTV provides instructional services for 220,000 students from kindergarten through high school; offers Ready To Learn programs and services for children preschool to age 8; and provides professional development programs and advanced technology training for parents and early education professionals in New Hampshire and neighboring states. For more information about NHPTV programs that entertain, educate and enrich, visit www.nhptv.org.
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