Chief Strategy Officer for the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

She is involved in all strategic initiatives and operational activities involving the testing products and services provided by NCBE to bar admission authorities and to candidates seeking admission to practice law. She is the staff liaison for the recently appointed NCBE Testing Task Force, which is charged with undertaking a comprehensive three-year study of the content, format, timing, and delivery methods for the bar examination. She is the primary resource and point of contact at NCBE for U.S. jurisdictions interested in adopting the Uniform Bar Examination. Prior to joining NCBE in June 2010, she was the executive director of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners where she oversaw the administration and grading of the Missouri bar examination and the character and fitness process. Before entering the field of bar admissions, Early was the Director of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law, where she also taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor. Before that, she was in the private practice of law with firms in St. Louis and Los Angeles. Early received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri–Columbia.