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Posted Apr 7, 2010

Jackson, Mosley Honored for Service to APT

BIRMINGHAM, AL, April 7, 2010 - On March 24, 2010, Alabama Public Television honored two outgoing commissioners, Thomas E. Jackson and Dr. John H. "Pete" Mosley, for the years of service they provided on the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC). During a dinner held in their honor at The Summit Club in Birmingham, Jackson's and Dr. Mosley's combined service of more than 51 years on the AETC were lauded. Jackson's wife Kathy and Mosley's wife Sue Ellen joined family members and colleagues at the dinner. Thomas E. Jackson Jackson has served more than 22 years on the AETC. First appointed to the Commission in 1987 by Governor Guy Hunt to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Alabama, he was reappointed in 1997 by Governor Fob James. Tom has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia and is the founder and president of Market Technologies, a Birmingham-based company that provides medical diagnostic equipment across the Southeast. According to APT Executive Director Allan Pizzato, Jackson's expertise and experience as an owner of his own business have been great assets to the Commission in making sound financial decisions while providing quality educational programming to the citizens of the State of Alabama. Dr. John H. "Pete" Mosley Mosley, with more than 29 years of service to the AETC, was first appointed to the Commission in 1980 by Governor Fob James to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Alabama. He was reappointed in 1989 by Governor Guy Hunt and again in 1998 by Governor Fob James. During his tenure on the Commission, Mosley served as its secretary, vice-chairman, and as its chairman from 1999 to 2008—the longest continuous chairmanship in its history. Missing only one meeting in 29 years, Mosley led the organization during one of the broadcast industry’s most challenging periods—the national television digital conversion—a process that was ten years in the making. An educator with a distinguished career in Alabama public schools, Mosley retired in 1995 as Superintendent of Schools in Ozark after nearly 20 years in that position. He was named Alabama Superintendent of the Year in 1989 and was nominated by his peers for National Superintendent of the Year. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as his doctorate from Auburn University. He has taught graduate courses in educational administration at four different institutions and has served on many panels and committees that have shaped educational decisions for the State of Alabama. About the AETC The Alabama Educational Television Commission is the governing body of Alabama Public Television, America’s first statewide educational television network. The Commission is made up of seven members, each appointed by the governor to represent one of the state’s seven congressional districts. Members of the AETC also serve on the Alabama Educational Television Foundation Board. APT is a seven-days-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian—children and adults alike—through online services, digital television programming on three separate channels, documentary production and outreach activities.

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Outgoing AETC commissioners John H. "Pete" Mosley (left) and Thomas E. Jackson (right) were honored at a dinner March 24, 2010 in Birmingham.

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