Professional Vice-Chair since 2010 and director since 2007. Allen Weatherly is Executive Director of AETN (Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network). Mr. Weatherly has been with AETN since 1993, seven years as Deputy Director before taking his current position in January 2001. AETN serves Arkansas from studios in Conway, Arkansas and six transmitters located throughout the state. He is also the Executive Director and a Board Member of the AETN Foundation. Prior to AETN, Mr. Weatherly worked with Ozarks Public Television (Springfield, Missouri) from 1980 to 1993, progressing from development associate to Senior Vice President/Director of Broadcasting. During his tenure, AETN has expanded education services, including video streamed lessons and video, free to every school in the state, a comprehensive professional development website and training program available free to Arkansas teachers and funded by the Arkansas Department of Education. AETN has also created an innovative web-based World War II oral history archive for Arkansas recently bringing forty-seven Arkansas World War II veterans to Washington for a tribute tour, and has accelerated Arkansas programming efforts, including a popular performance series and three full-time digital channels - one devoted exclusively to educational professional development. AETN is also involved in major outreach efforts related to national and state parks. Mr. Weatherly is involved through leadership positions with OSBE, NETA, AGC, PBS, APTS and CPB. In Arkansas, he serves on the Governor’s Cabinet and is a board member of the Arkansas Leadership Academy. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Arkansas and teaches at least one broadcast management course each semester. A former newspaper columnist in both Missouri and Arkansas, Mr. Weatherly is a graduate of Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri), with a degree in history. Mr. Weatherly is Chair of the PBS Station Services Committee and serves on the PBS Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He previously served as Chair of the Interconnection Committee.