Albert has served as Executive Director of Insurance Council of Texas 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 30 years of 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.