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Tami Keenan begins second three-year term on NCRF Board of Trustees

RESTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2020The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF), the philanthropic arm of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), announced that Tami Keenan, a retired court reporter from Battle Creek, Mich., was appointed to serve a second three-year term on its Board of Trustees. NCRA is the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers. The announcement was made during NCRA Connect Virtual 2020, the Association’s virtual conference that took place Aug. 7-9 in lieu of the traditional Conference & Expo that was canceled due to COVID-19.

Keenan holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Program Evaluator (CPE) and is also a Fellow of the Professional Academy of Reporters (FAPR). She began her career as a freelance court reporter in 1988 and became an official court reporter in 1990, serving in the 37th Circuit Court of Michigan. She retired from court reporting in 2014.

Keenan has served on NCRF’s Angels Committee, including as chair and has been an Angel donor since 2006. She has also been a member of the Foundation’s Legacy Society since 2012 and was a Major Gifts Donor from 2004 to 2005. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of NCRF’s Board of Trustees.

Keenan is a past President and Director of NCRA and has been a frequent contributor to the Association’s monthly membership publication, the JCR. She is also a long-time member and past president of the Michigan Association of Professional Court Reporters (MAPCR) and is a recipient of the Alton Cobb Award, as well as the MAPCR DSA and Harry Howse Lifetime Achievement Award.



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The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator, and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit




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