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Karen Tyler tapped as new National Court Reporter Foundation Trustee

NCRA member Karen Tyler, RDR, CRR, CRC, a freelance court reporter from Shreveport, La., has been selected to serve a one-year term on the NCRF Board of Trustees.

“It would be an honor and a privilege to serve as a Trustee for NCRF,” Tyler said and noted that she is still humbled by the generosity of family and friends who have ensured through the Foundation’s Thoughtful Tributes program that her late husband, Jerry, continues to be recognized as an Angel for the next 14 years.

“To be a part of the community that will be finding the best ways to use all the donations made to NCRF to promote our profession and to help students and new professionals along their path will be a very rewarding experience,” Tyler added.

Tyler joined NCRA in 1978 as a court reporting student and has been working as a court reporter since 1979. She started her career as an official state court reporter in Shreveport, followed by work as a federal official court reporter in the mid-1990s. She has been the owner of a boutique court reporting practice for more than 25 years.

“The NCRF Trustees are so excited to welcome Karen Tyler to this board,” said NCRF Chair Doug Friend, FAPR, RDR, CRR, a retired court reporter from Vancouver, Wash. “Karen brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge to this post, and just as important, she brings a wealth of ongoing service to the reporting family. Karen truly has the heart of a servant!”

At the national level, Tyler has competed in the NCRA Speed and Realtime Contests each year since 2013. Serving on numerous NCRA committees, Tyler was Chair of the Student Committee as well as a member of the NCRA’s Skills Test Writing, Nominating, and Education Committees. She was recently appointed to serve on the Proofreading Advisory Council.

Tyler joins other new NCRF Trustees, including Friend, who was named Chair of its Board of Trustees at the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo held in Houston, Texas, in July and Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR, a court reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who was elected to serve a three-year term at the Conference as well.