Board Responsibility

Members of the Foundation for Responsible Television Board of Directors bring a wealth of experience and vision in support of the Foundation’s mission and the program’s structure and function. They help make sure the organization is being run effectively, highlighted by four basic principles of board responsibility:

  • Supporting the mission
  • Ensuring effective governance oversight
  • Providing resources
  • Participating in community outreach

They view fundraising as an essential aspect of their board positions, seek to work in partnership with volunteers and staff, make personal contributions, and provide guidance and direction toward community resources, needs, opportunities, and relationships.

Present Board Members

Valerie E. Ertz photo

Board Chair

Valerie E. Ertz is the Owner/President of VEE Services, Inc., a firm providing accounting, bookkeeping, and property tax services. …

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Dennis McCuistion is a former bank CEO who consults with financial institutions and other businesses on top management issues. …

Valerie E. Ertz photo

Board Member

Toni Portmann is a serial entrepreneur who wants to inspire humanity through curiosity and imagination. …

Valerie E. Ertz photo


Gary Short is a retired Jones Day partner. He was previously a partner in Vinson & Elkins and Akin Gump. …

Contact us

For more information about the Foundation for Responsible Television or if you have questions, please contact Niki McCuistion at 214-394-6794, or email

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