Eric Hyyppa (Chair Emeritus)

President, National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

Eric Hyyppa is President of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Prior to this role, Eric was the Director and General Manager of KUSM Television, MontanaPBS, in Bozeman, Montana. He has a background in Information Technology, including a BS in Computer Science from Montana State University. He is a PBS veteran, with over 20 years in public broadcasting and over a decade of experience in television production, including work for every major network and many independent companies. He is a former member of the Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Eric is the past chairman of the board of directors of America's Public Television Stations and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. He is past chair of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition and is past co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives. He also served on the board of directors of the Montana Broadcasters Association and the board of directors of the Friends of MontanaPBS.