Meet the Team

Anne Schulman, Chief Executive Officer, President

With over 25 years experience in the captioning industry and a background working with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, Anne Schulman is both an expert and champion for excellence in captioning services. As Founder, CEO, and President of Caption Associates LLC, she prides herself in quality, expertise, and reliability above all else.

Anne Schulman’s commitment to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing began as a teacher in the public school system. In 1993, she initiated and directed an innovative video captioning project, bringing captioning of videos to the classroom for students’ use. In 1995, Anne co-founded Caption Services of Kansas, a full-service captioning company, providing both real-time and offline captioning. As a part of the Television Access Cooperative Agreement Program administered by the United States Department of Education, Anne was a project director for several US Department of Education grants for real-time captioning of local news and public information programs. Anne Schulman has also been a featured presenter at numerous national conventions, speaking about the importance of closed-captioning in educational settings. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from SUNY at Buffalo and a Master of Science in Special Education – Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students – from Eastern Michigan University.

In 2005, Anne Schulman founded Caption Associates LLC, specializing in real-time captioning for television broadcast, online streaming, and live events, including conventions, meetings, and classes. She enjoys making the customer experience and satisfaction her first priority, while striving for meticulous accuracy in captioning services.

Jamie Powell

Jamie Powell brings over 20 years of captioning industry experience and 14 years of customer service experience to the Caption Associates LLC team. Her industry experience includes coordinating live captioning for all the major television networks, local news stations, conference planners, and major corporations. Jamie resides in Michigan and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, especially her college-bound son.

Rob Spears

Rob Spears joined the Caption Associates LLC team in early 2014, bringing over 5 years of experience in the live captioning industry. His background in project management and customer service for an additional 11 years makes him a valuable asset. Rob lives in Michigan and enjoys watching all kinds of movies, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

Jeri Safarik

Jeri Safarik joined the Caption Associates LLC team in 2005 and handles payroll and scheduling. She lives in Kansas with her husband and has two sons. Jeri enjoys making jewelry, sewing, reading, and traveling to Europe to visit her younger son.