The National Court Reporters Foundation (NCRF) announced that Andrea Kreutz, CLVS, a legal videographer from Des Moines, Iowa, and Meredith A. Bonn, RPR, CRR, from Webster, N.Y., were each installed to serve a three-year term on its Board of Trustees. The announcement was made at a special awards luncheon held at the NCRA 2021 Conference & Expo held July 29-Aug. 1 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Kreutz is a second-generation firm owner with Huney-Vaughn Court Reporters in Des Moines. She holds the nationally recognized professional certification of Certified Legal Videographer Specialist (CLVS).
At the national level, Kreutz also serves on the NCRA STRONG Committee and its Technology Committee, as well as its CLVS Council.
Prior to entering the legal videography profession, she spent more than 14 years as a computer programmer after graduating from AIB College of Business in Des Moines.
Kreutz is passionate about organ donation and GiGi’s Playhouse, a nonprofit whose mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
Bonn has been a court reporter since 1990 and was named official senior court reporter for the New York State Seventh Judicial District, Rochester, N.Y., in 2007. From 2000 to 2007, she served as an official court reporter for the same court, and prior to that, she worked as a freelance reporter from 1990 to 2000.
She holds the nationally recognized professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR).
At the national level, Bonn most recently served as NCRA Vice President. She is also a past national director.
She is a member of the New York Court Reporters Association and has served as director, president-elect, president, and immediate past president of their Board of Directors. Bonn is actively involved in promoting the court reporting profession and has volunteered at numerous middle and high school career events.
Bonn also presents at Careers in the Courthouse programs. She is the creator and presenter of The Power of the Positive Attitude, which has been presented at numerous NCRA and state conventions. She is also coordinator of the NCRA A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program in western New York.