Doreen Sutton to serve as NCRA Vice President
Court reporter from Scottsdale, Az., elected to leadership
RESTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2017 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Doreen Sutton, a freelance reporter from Scottsdale, Ariz., was installed as 2017-2018 Vice President, during the association’s annual Convention & Expo held Aug. 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sutton, who holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), has been a freelance court reporter for 25 years, specializing in depositions, arbitrations, and mediations. She also has experience in per-diem reporting for Maricopa County Superior Court and in grand jury reporting, and has dabbled in providing CART (communication access realtime translation) services. Prior to becoming a court reporter, Sutton worked in the areas of banking, payroll, and accounting.
A member of NCRA since 1992, she has attended a number of the association’s Legislative Boot Camps, State Leadership Conferences, and NCRA-sponsored seminars and conventions. She has also served on NCRA’s Test Advisory Committee and as a member of the association’s Board of Directors. She also served two terms as NCRA Secretary-Treasurer. In 2017, she was made a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).
Sutton has been a member of the Arizona Court Reporters Association (ACRA) since 1994 and served as its president in 2007 and as its president-elect in 2006. She also served as editor of ArizoNotes, ACRA’s membership newsletter, and co-chaired the association’s Student Seminars Committee. In 2013, she was honored with ACRA’s Distinguished Service Award.
Also installed to serve on NCRA’s Executive Committee were: Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC, Wausau, Wis., as President; Sue A. Terry, FAPR, RPR, CRR, Springfield, Ohio, as President-Elect; and Debra Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC, Woodland, Utah, to a second term as Secretary-Treasurer.
Newly elected directors include: Meredith A. Bonn, RPR, Webster, N.Y.; Robyn M. Hennigan, RPR, CRI, Springfield, Ohio; and Tonya J. Kaiser, RPR, CMRS, Fort Wayne, Ind. They will each serve a three-year term.
Returning directors include: Kristin M. Anderson, RPR, San Antonio, Texas; Max Curry, Jr., RPR, CRI, Franklin, Tenn.; Linda K. McSwain, RPR, Mobile, Ala.; Michael E. Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, Houston, Texas; Christine Phipps, RPR, North Palm Beach, Fla.; Jennifer Sati, RMR, CRR, CRC, CRI, Dayton, Minn.; and Nativa P. Wood, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Immediate Past President.