Al earned his Degree in Court Reporting from Baltimore Junior College in 1968. He began his career at the Maryland Workman’s Compensation Commission. In 1971 he accepted the position of Official Court Reporter in the United States Courts for the District of Maryland. In 1977 he formed his own business, today known as Al Betz & Associates, Inc.
In 2005 Al published his first book, Polishing the Pearl, and in 2008 he published Outfluence, The Better Way to Influence. In 2014 under the banner of Outfluence, LLC Al co-authored You Are Here … now what?, a leadership program for high school students. The program has been adopted by Anne Arundel County, Maryland schools.
Al has served in leadership positions in the Maryland Court Reporters Association and in the National Court Reporters Association. He is an active member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Business and Education Committee. He is a member of the Carroll County Tech Council. In 1970 Al was a member of a panel of court reporting leaders invited to participate in the development of Computer-Assisted Transcription (CAT). He later was selected by the Federal Judicial Center to join a CAT implementation team of three Federal Court Reporters nationwide. He has addressed audiences in 22 states on the topics of Inspired Performance, Constant Messaging, Customer Service and Leadership.