NCRA Installs 2014-2015 Officers at Annual Convention & Expo
Sarah Nageotte, court reporter from Ohio, takes association’s reins as president
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2014 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, broadcast and CART captioners, and legal videographers, today announced that Sarah E. Nageotte, an official court reporter from Jefferson, Ohio, was installed as 2014-2015 president, during the association’s annual Convention & Expo being held July 29 - Aug. 3 in San Francisco.
Nageotte, who holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), previously served as NCRA’s 2013-2014 president-elect. She has been an official court reporter for 16 years and is currently employed by the U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio. She has also worked as an official reporter for the Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court in Ohio; and the Crawford County Common Pleas Court in Pennsylvania.
Nageotte has served on numerous NCRA committees including Communications and Outreach, and Policies and Procedures. She also served on the association’s TRAIN (Taking Realtime Awareness and Innovation Nationwide) Task Force and the Strategic Alliance Task Force. Other service includes as a member of NCRA’s Officials Community of Interest and the Finance, CAPR’s Verification, and Social Media Networking committees, as well as the New Affiliates Task Force. She often serves as a presenter at NCRA conventions.
Active at the local level, Nageotte has served on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Court Reporters Association (OCRA) and on a number of the organization’s committees. In 2008, she received OCRA’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2012, the association’s Legislative Award. She often is called upon to serve as a presenter at OCRA conventions.
In 2011, Nageotte was awarded the Academy of Court Reporting/Miami Jacobs Alumni Award and was honored in 2012 by the Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce. The following year, she was recognized as of one of the Top 5 Under 45 Young Professionals of Ashtabula County. Nageotte also holds membership in the United States Court Reporters Association.
2014-2015 officers also installed include:
|President-elect Stephen A. Zinone from Canandigua, N.Y., holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), and has served as an official court reporter for the New York State Unified Court System in the 7th and 8th Judicial Districts. He is currently assigned to the Ontario County Courts. He began his career in 1983 as a freelance reporter and has worked as a stenographer in the Monroe County Town Courts, as well as in the deposition arena. In 1989, he began work in the Monroe County D.A.’s office as a grand jury reporter. In 1997, he began work with the Federal Court for the Western District of New York.|
|Vice President Nativa P. Wood is an official court reporter from Harrisburg, Pa., who holds the nationally recognized certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) and Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS). She has served as chief court reporter for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas since 2003. Prior to that, she served the same court as an official court reporter from 1977 to 2003.|
|Secretary-Treasurer Doreen Sutton from Scottsdale, Ariz., who holds the nationally recognized Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), has been a freelance court reporter for 21 years, specializing in depositions, arbitrations, and mediations. She also has experience in per-diem reporting for Maricopa County, Superior Court, and grand juries and has dabbled in CART (communication access realtime translation) reporting. Prior to becoming a court reporter, Sutton worked in the areas of banking, payroll, and accounting.|
In addition, the following were elected to NCRA’s Board of Directors:
|Kerry Anderson is a court reporter from Atlanta, Ga., who holds the nationally recognized certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and has owned Professional Court Reporters LLC since 1999. She provides court reporting and realtime services for depositions, arbitrations, and hearings. She is also a CART (communication access realtime translation) provider. She has worked as a sales representative for a court reporting vendor and as an official court reporter for the Fulton County Superior Court. Prior to opening her business, Anderson worked as a court reporter for Regency Reporting in Atlanta. Other professional experience includes administrative and secretarial support to law firms and teaching seventh-grade math. Anderson will serve a three-year term.|
|Anne Bowline is the owner of Professional Reporting Network, a court reporting firm in Casper, Wyo. She holds the nationally recognized certifications of Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) and been a court reporter since 1994. Her experience includes work in depositions and with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Wyoming District Court, and the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court. She has also worked covering medical review panel hearings, administrative hearings, and has provided CART (communication access realtime translation) services. Bowline will serve a three-year term.|
|Rick Levy, a court reporter from Miami, Fla., holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and has been a firm owner for 10 years. Prior to opening his firm, he worked as an independent contractor for Mudrick, Witt, Levy & Consor where he handled reporting assignments including worker’s compensation, personal injury, commercial litigation, and construction defect cases both in depositions and hearings, as well as numerous jury trials. Levy will serve a three-year term.|
|Jo Anne Horn Leger, an official court reporter from Cleveland, Texas, holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), has been assigned to the 253rd District Court for Liberty and Chambers counties since 1999, and is recognized as the first reporter to provide realtime reporting within that court. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance reporter and as a closed captioner and has experience reporting in the medical, technical, and maritime areas. She also provided closed captioning for several local news stations including KHOU Channel 11 in Houston, Texas, and is recognized as being one of the first reporters to provide realtime captioning. She will serve a one-year term.|
For more information, visit NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at CareersInCourtReporting.com. For information about captioning, visit CaptioningMatters.com.
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit www.NCRA.org.