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NCRA Installs 2013-2014 Officers at Annual Convention & Expo in Nashville

August 9, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2013 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, today announced that Nancy Varallo, owner of The Varallo Group in Worcester, Mass., was installed as 2013-2014 President, during the association's annual Convention & Expo being held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8-11.

Nancy VaralloA 25-veteran of court reporting, Varallo is a well-recognized leader in the court reporting field, and owner of The Varallo Group, which she founded more than 10 years ago. The firm provides court reporting services, as well as a suite of business services to other court reporting firms.

Varallo, who served as 2012-2013 NCRA President-elect, holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), NCRA's highest reporting knowledge certification, and the  Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR), a nomination-only award that recognizes reporters who have contributed to the profession through leadership, publication, service, and professional certification.

Varallo began her court reporting career in 1979 and has worked as a freelancer, a court reporting educator, and a CART provider. She has been a continuous presence in national affairs for the association since the early 1980s.

2013-2014 officers also installed include:

President-elect Sarah E. Nageotte, an official court reporter from Jefferson, Ohio, holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC). Nageotte previously served as NCRA's 2012-2013 Vice President. She has been an official court reporter for 15 years and is currently employed by the U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio. She has also worked as an official reporter for the Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court in Ohio, and the Crawford County Common Pleas Court in Pennsylvania.

Vice President Glyn Poage, an official court reporter from Helotes, Texas, holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and the Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) issued by Texas. He is an official court reporter for the 166th District Court in Bexar County, Texas. He has also worked as a federal official court reporter, a freelance court reporter, and a court reporting instructor.

Stephen A. Zinone, an official court reporter from Canandaigua, N.Y., will serve his second term as NCRA Secretary-Treasurer. Zinone, who holds the professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), has served as an official court reporter for the New York State Unified Court System in the 7th and 8th Judicial Districts, and is now assigned to the Ontario County Courts. He began his career in 1983 as a freelance reporter and worked as a stenographer in the Monroe County Town Courts, and in the deposition arena. In 1989, he began work in the Monroe County D.A.'s office as a grand jury reporter, and in 1997 he began work with the Federal Court for the Western District of New York.

In addition, three new members of NCRA's Board of Directors were also installed during the event. They were:

Debra A. Dibble, a 24-year veteran in the court and deposition arena, from Woodland, Utah, who has worked as a deposition reporter in Salt Lake City, since 2002, will serve a three-year term as a member of NCRA's Board of Directors. She holds the professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), and Certified CART Provider (CCP). Dibble has also worked as a reporter in Memphis, Tenn., and as captioner and CART provider since 2010.

Michele R. York, a court reporter from Candia, N.H., will serve a three-year term as a member of NCRA's Board of Directors. York, who holds the professional designation of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), is a court reporter licensed in New Hampshire, where she works as a freelance reporter.

Sue A. Terry, a court reporter from Springfield, Ohio, will serve a three-year term as a member of NCRA's Board of Directors. Terry holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). She has been a court reporter since 1975.