Josie Johnson, CSR, RPR
After graduating from high school in Mount Ayr, Iowa, I attended Iowa State University. In 1998, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Services. I worked for a year as a supervisor at Beloit residential facility in Ames before attending AIB to become a court reporter. In February of 2003, I began working with the Honorable Donna L. Paulsen in the Fifth Judicial District, primarily in Des Moines, Iowa. I worked with Judge Paulsen until she retired in February of 2012. In June of 2012, I was hired by the Honorable Christopher L. McDonald. I worked with Judge McDonald until his appointment to the Court of Appeals in October of 2013. I was then hired by his replacement, the Honorable Jeffrey D. Farrell, in January of 2014 and remain his court reporter today at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa.
My husband Al and I were married in 2000. We have two children, Becky and Colby. We enjoy many activities together as a family. Sometimes the craziness of our busy lives (and endless transcripts) get in the way of doing some things I really enjoy, like scrapbooking, for one, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
I am looking forward to serving as President of ICRA. I love our profession and our organization. I strive to represent them well.