Biography

Jack and Dee Boenau have the following National Court Reporters Association certifications:

Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC)
Certified CART Provider (CCP)
Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)
Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)
Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR)

Jack Boenau is the president and owner of AmeriCaption, Inc., which he established in 1990.  Jack has worked in court reporting and convention reporting since 1969 and was a pioneer in providing CART and closed captioning services since the late 1980s.  Jack was chair of the NCRA CART task force 1996-1997, and during his tenure as chair, the acronym CART was redefined to mean Communication Access Real-time Translation.

Deanna “Dee” Boenau is the vice president of AmeriCaption and began her career in 1992.  Dee has tested her stenographic skills throughout her career by competing nationally and internationally.  Dee placed 2nd in the National Speed Contest and 2nd in the National Realtime Contest in 2013 and won the National Realtime Contest in 2010.  She placed 2nd in the 2011 World Competition held in Paris and has medaled overall in the National Realtime Contest nine times.  Dee is also the featured captioner in
“For the Record: A Court Reporting Documentary.”

Dee was the first closed captioner for the nationally syndicated program “Daytime” from 2006 through December 31, 2014.  As a result of corporate mergers, Riverbank Studios and WFLA were forced to use a different closed captioning company beginning January 1, 2015, because of an existing closed-captioning contract with the new parent company.

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