JUNE 1, 2022 – STTI today announced the departure of its inaugural executive director, Jim Cudahy. Cudahy conceived of STTI and built consensus for its formation. He led the organization through its first three years of operations with great skill and hard work. He has accepted a position with another association outside of court reporting. The Board thanks Jim for what he has done and wishes him only the best in his new role.

“Jim Cudahy had an idea, which was shared by many, that the court reporting industry needed leadership that acknowledged today’s marketplace realities and that looked to the future; leadership that would help all market participants succeed in a rapidly changing environment,” said STTI President Steve Townsend. “With a declining number of stenographers and growing use of digital reporting, there is significant need for accelerated workforce development, professional standards, education and a rethinking of current business models.”

STTI is incorporated as a non-profit organization with a board of directors representing some of the most influential reporting firms, schools, and technology companies in the industry. “The foundational work done by Cudahy and the STTI Board of Directors will continue without delay. The search for a new executive director has begun and all board members remain fully committed to our mission,” stated Anir Dutta, President of Stenograph Corporation and Vice President of STTI. “Jim will be missed, but the members of this Association and its Board remain focused on the work ahead.”

STTI exists to support the court reporting industry, the consumers of reporting services, and the governmental bodies responsible for regulating the industry. We support all valid court reporting methods including stenography, voice writing and digital recording. We are committed to the idea that each technology can offer significant value and advantages in different settings.