Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Lonna Thompson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for America’s Public Television Stations (APTS).
In this role, Lonna supervises the operations of the organization. Additionally, she is responsible for the legal affairs of the organization and represents member stations' interests in regulatory proceedings. Lonna also serves as liaison to the APTS Board of Trustees.
Lonna has been with APTS for 22 years. Before joining APTS, she was a communications lawyer in private practice for 10 years. While in private practice, Lonna represented broadcast and public safety clients.
Lonna received her JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. She also received a master's degree in Communications Studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a bachelor's degree in English from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. Before entering law, Lonna worked as a university teaching assistant and a high school English and mass media teacher.