General Manager and CEO, Polly Anderson, has been elected Chair of the National Educational Television Association (NETA), in a recent announcement by KNME.  The new six person board was introduced at the organization's summer meeting held in Albuquerque. Anderson will serve as chair for fiscal year 2011.

Based in Columbia, S.C., NETA is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico and provides quality program content, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation.

"There are many new challenges and opportunities facing us now," Anderson said. "Social media and new technology, as well as shifting media habits, are changing the landscape of our industry."

Anderson was also recently named to serve an unexpired term on the board of Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT), and will be up for reelection this fall.

NAPT executive director, Shirley K. Sneve said, "Because of the rich Native American cultures represented by KNME's coverage area, we are happy that Polly can help us deepen our relationships in the Southwest region."