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, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer for ICT. She joined the organization in 2016 and brings over 20 years of varied experience to her role. 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.
Angie M. Dietz joined ICT in November 2016 and serves as the Human Resources Manager. 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. Angie relies on the expertise offered by the various vendors who provide benefit services to ICT. Angie holds a BBA in Management and a Master’s of Science 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.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Garcia spent 20 years with State Farm Insurance and for 14 years she led its communications and philanthropic efforts in the California, and Pacific Northwest territories as well as serving as the senior public relations manager in its first corporate office in Texas where she developed the PR and government relations framework for the new regional office structure.
Garcia received her B.A. in Communications from California State University iand holds CPCU, AIS, AIC designations. She attended the Brookings Institution public policy program.
Angie Cervantes serves our members as ICT's Governmental and Legislative Affairs Manager. Angie 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. Most recently, Angie was the Government Affairs Manager with the Texas Masonry Austin Association.
She is a native of Eagle Pass, Texas, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in English and Government from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Matt Stillwell brings experience in both the insurance industry as an agency owner for almost 10 years as well as 10 years of experience in marketing and communications to his role as Manager of Governmental and Regulatory Communications.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Matt 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 live music Austin is internationally known for.
Davida Redwine is ICT’s Website and Database Administrator. She is responsible for managing web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. As Database Administrator, she maintains ICT's member database. Prior to her current role, she was the Systems Administrator for ICT for 9 years. Davida holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and has over 20 years of various IT experience.