WASHINGTON — May 25, 2018 — America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement on the confirmation of Ruby Calvert and Laura Ross to the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB):
“America’s Public Television Stations congratulate Ruby Calvert and Laura Ross on their unanimous confirmation by the Senate to serve on the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
“The public broadcasting community is grateful for Ruby’s invaluable contributions over the last 35 years, most recently as the general manager of Wyoming PBS, as a member of the PBS Board and a lay trustee on the APTS Board. She has been an eloquent and passionate leader, and we know she will continue to champion public broadcasting’s missions of education, public safety and civic leadership in her new capacity on the CPB Board.
“Ms. Ross’s extensive background in government service and community affairs is very impressive, not only in the public broadcasting community, where she has served on the board of WNET for three years and WNYC for seven years, but also throughout the state of New York.
“We commend the Senate for these confirmations and look forward to working with Ruby Calvert and Laura Ross in their new positions as members of the CPB Board.”
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit www.apts.org.