Staff


Albert Betts, Jr.

Albert has served as executive director since March 31, 2014. Prior to joining ICT, he was a partner at the law firm of Thompson Coe Cousins and Irons, LLP, practicing in the firm’s Insurance law and Governmental and Legislative Advocacy Group. While there he served as general counsel for ICT, and represented other insurance related clients at the Texas Department of Insurance and the Texas legislature.

In 2005, he was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry as the first Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation for the State of Texas, and reappointed in 2007. He served as Commissioner from 2005 through 2008. Prior to being appointed Commissioner, Mr. Betts served as Chief of Staff for the Texas Department of Insurance.

Overall, Albert has nearly 25 years experience as a lawyer, public policy administrator, and in executive management. He is also co-editor of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Handbook and is a frequent speaker to insurance, risk management, and employer groups on property and casualty insurance and workers’ compensation issues.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and has been a licensed attorney since 1991.



Paula Harmon

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer. Paula joined the organization in 2016 and brings over 20 years of varied experience to her role that includes leadership with corporate and non-profit organizations as well as a partnership in a CPA firm.

Harmon received her B.B.A. and M.P.A. from University of Texas Austin and is a licensed CPA. When not at work, Paula enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, catching a good movie, reading or cheering on the Longhorns football team.



Camille Garcia

Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Camille joined ICT 2019 after spending 20 years with State Farm Insurance in Claims and Public Affairs. For 14 years she led communications and philanthropic efforts in various states, most recently in Texas as the senior public relations manager for the new regional office structure representing a workforce of 10,000 employees.  

Garcia received her B.A. in Communications from California State University, holds CPCU, AIS, and AIC insurance designations and attended the Brookings Institution public policy program in Washington D.C. Camille, her husband and daughter are an insurance family -- all employed in the industry, their son is a new DVM which is good since together they have 4 dogs and 4 cats.




Angie Dietz

Human Resources Manager. Angie M. Dietz joined ICT in 2016.  She is certified by HRCI and SHRM and holds both her PHR and SHRM-CP accreditations.  Angie brings over 20 years of HR experience to the organization primarily in self-funded benefit plans; Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) research, selection and implementation; and 401K administration. She also leads the employee activities association.

Angie holds a B.B.A. in Management and a M.S. in Human Resources Management from Texas State University.  Angie hopes not only to enrich the lives of those she serves, but to help ensure they enjoy their retirement years.  Angie has been married for 35 years to Cecil Dietz and has three children, Joshua, Justin and Alexandra.




Angie Cervantes

Governmental and Legislative Affairs Manager. Angie joined ICT in 2020. She has over ten years’ experience working in the Texas legislature, with legislative advocacy organizations, and other business trade associations.  She previously worked with the Senate Business and Commerce Committee on a variety of issues, including property and casualty insurance and most recently led government relations for a non-profit trade association.

Angie obtained her B.A. in English and Government from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Public Affairs from the  LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. In her free time Angie enjoys running, practicing yoga, and traveling with her husband James.



Matt Stillwell

Manager of Communications and Public Affairs. Matt brings experience in both the insurance industry as an agency owner for almost 10 years as well as 10 years of experience in public affairs, marketing and communications with a Public Relations Agency and other medium and larger scale organizations.

Matt holds a B.A. degree in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. He is also an alumni of the Leadership Austin Essential program, and held leadership positions or served on numerous boards, councils, and commissions across governmental, volunteer, and business organizations. He’s the father to three active sons, and in his free time you can often find him enjoying the Austin live music scene.



Davida Redwine

Webmaster and Database Administrator. Davida is responsible for managing web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities for all ICT websites. As Database Administrator, she maintains ICT's member database and AMS. She enjoys learning about the latest technologies in database and web development, especially in how they pertain to associations.

 

Davida holds a B.S. degree in Business Information Systems and has over 20 years of various IT experience. Prior to becoming the Webmaster at ICT in 2015, she was the Systems Administrator at ICT for 7 years and spent 7 years as a Systems Specialist at Baker Hughes in Houston, TX. As an avid dog lover, she loves to go hiking with her dogs and family in and around Austin.

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Aug3

TFPA Governing Committee Meeting
Tremont House, Galveston

Aug4

TWIA Board of Directors Meeting
Tremont House, Galveston

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TFPA Governing Committee Meeting
Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi

Dec8

TWIA Board of Directors Meeting
Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi