Lonna Thompson has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Association of Public Television Stations, APTS announced today (Jan. 5). She had been general counsel, and served as interim president and c.e.o. during the advocacy group’s recent presidential search. The promotion is effective immediately. Thompson also serves on the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council of the Federal Communications Commission, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Community Service Grant Review Committee, the CPB Digital Funding Advisory Committee and the PBS Interconnection Committee.