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Posted Mar 11, 2011

Herring Appointed to Alabama Educational Television Commission

DR. RODNEY HERRING APPOINTED TO ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 11, 2011 – Prior to his term’s end, former Gov. Bob Riley appointed Opelika chiropractor Dr. Rodney D. Herring to serve as a commissioner on the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC). Dr. Herring, whose appointment was confirmed by the Alabama Senate, will represent the state’s Third Congressional District on the Commission until February 16, 2020. The seven-member AETC is charged with overseeing Alabama’s public television service to Alabama residents and to ensure compliance with the licensee requirements of the Federal Communications Commission. The new commissioner will also serve concurrently on the board of the Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority, a non-profit public corporation responsible for soliciting and managing grants for the benefit of APT and overseeing the corporation’s endowments and investments. Dr. Herring, who has been in private practice in Opelika since 1987, was raised in Port St. Joe, Fla. He received bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University (Biology), Life College (Clinical Nutrition) and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College. Co-owner of Herring Spine & Rehab, Inc., a multi-doctor clinic providing healthcare for musculoskeletal injuries and spinal disorders, Dr. Herring is a member of the Alabama State Chiropractic Association and served five terms on their board of directors. He also served two terms as president of the East Alabama Chiropractic Society. He has served on the Opelika Parks and Recreation Board since 2002, co-chairing a task group and seven-year project to design, develop and build the Opelika Sportsplex & Aquatic Center. He served as chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee from 2006 to 2010 and is a current member of the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee. Herring and his wife Karen have been married for 28 years and have six children and two grandchildren. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, America’s first statewide public television network, is a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian – children and adults alike – through online services, digital television programming, documentary production and outreach activities. It is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System. # # # Contact: Kathie B. Martin, APR 800-239-5233, ext. 188 205-380-5168 205-222-0932

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Dr. Rodney D. Herring Represents the Third Congressional District on the Alabama Educational Television Commission

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