THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RITAJEAN H. BUTTERWORTH AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
The President today announced his intent to nominate Ritajean H. Butterworth to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Ms. Ritajean H. Butterworth, of Seattle, Washington, has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting since 1992, serving as Chairwoman of the Board from 1995 to 1996. Since 1990, she has been a Member of the Board of Directors for the Discovery Institute, where she currently serves as Treasurer, and since 1989, she has been an Advisory Board Member of KCTS/Seattle. From 1989 to 1991, Ms. Butterworth served on the Merit Selection Panel of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. From 1988 to 1990, and from 1981 to 1986, Ms. Butterworth served as the Washington State Director for Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA). From 1985 to 1988, Ms. Butterworth served on the Advisory Board of KUOW-FM/Seattle. From 1977 to 1985, she served on the National Public Radio Board, where she was elected Secretary and Vice Chairman. From 1969 to 1977, Ms. Butterworth served as a Trustee of Western Washington University.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, non-profit entity authorized by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 to provide high-quality, educational, informational, and cultural programming for all Americans. The Board of Directors of the CPB sets policies and establishes programming priorities for the Corporation. To fulfill this mission, the CPB distributes direct grants for operations and programming to more than one thousand public radio and television stations nationwide.