James A. Woitalla, RDR, CRI, of Minnetonka, Minn., passed away on Aug. 12. He was 58.
A principal in Herbert L. Peterson & Associates as well as an instructor at Anoka Technical College, Woitalla was a mentor, friend, and trusted colleague to many. Throughout his lifetime, he was active in the state and national court reporting associations. He served on the NCRA Board of Directors in the late 1990s and remained active in NCRA through many committees, including as cochair of the Realtime Systems Administrator Certificate Committee, a member of the Paperless Future Task Force, and the Technology Evaluation Committee. Woitalla was recognized as a Fellow of the Academy of Court Reporters in 2011. Read more.
Anoka Technical College has set up the Woitalla Memorial Scholarship as a way to recognize his contributions to the profession. More information about donations is available here.