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Cheryl A. Ryan Appointed Clerk of New Jersey Tax Court

For immediate release: Sept. 12, 2005
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Tammy Kendig

The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Metuchen resident Cheryl A. Ryan clerk and administrator of the Tax Court, today announced Tax Court Presiding Judge Joseph C. Small.

Ms. Ryan received a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University. In addition, she earned a master of public administration degree at Rutgers University as well as a paralegal certificate from Middlesex County College and a certificate of adult forensic mental health from NYU School of Social Work. She began her Judiciary career in the Tax Court, followed by several years with Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She then returned to the Judiciary and in recent years has been with the Criminal Division in Union Vicinage, where she currently holds the title of assistant Criminal Division manager.

"I am pleased to welcome Cheryl Ryan back to the Tax Court," said Judge Small. "She will be an integral player on a strong management team that will keep the Tax Court running smoothly and efficiently. I also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Lynne Allsop for her caring and competent stewardship of the Tax Court Management Office over the last six months," he added.

In her new role, Ms. Ryan will oversee all case operations and management for the more than 8,000 cases filed annually, as well as administrative services for the Court, including facilities, personnel, information technology and budget.

"I am looking forward to returning to the place where I began my Judiciary career, and I look forward to the challenges that await me in this new role," said Ms. Ryan.

Ms. Ryan lives in Metuchen. She enjoys travel, the theater, and spending time with her family: sons Kyle and Christopher, daughter Kelly, son-in-law Brandon, and grandsons Garrett and Avery.

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