Molly M. Phillips

Executive Director and General Manager, Iowa Public Television, Johnston, Iowa

Molly M. Phillips is the Executive Director and General Manager for Iowa Public Television (IPTV), where she is responsible for leading Iowa’s only statewide broadcasting network. She has worked for IPTV for 25 years, serving the network in several capacities.

Prior to her two years as General Manager, Ms. Phillips was the Director of Communications and responsible for advocacy at the state and federal levels for nearly 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Grand View University in Des Moines.

An active member of the community, Ms. Phillips is a volunteer mentor for Everybody Wins! Iowa, a nonprofit organization designed to match elementary school students with business community mentors. She also volunteers with Hope Ministries, where she delivers dairy products monthly to the Family and Children Center, along with serving meals to the homeless. Molly is active in the Dallas Center-Grimes school system. 

Ms. Phillips was raised in Southwest Iowa, and she lives in Grimes with her husband Steve and their twin boys Taylor and Trevor. Their daughter Courtney is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is a Special Education teacher.