Risk Professional of the Year Application


Ida Wall
Director of Risk Management, Alief ISD

Ida Wall in her 25th year for the Alief Independent School District. She started as a secretary in Risk Management and worked her way up in every position in the department. She finished her bachelor’s degree in 2005 after which she became the benefits coordinator, benefits manager, and workers’ compensation manager in 2011. She has now been the Director of Risk Management since 2014.  Her experience has taught her to roll with the circumstances because things change quickly in the risk management world.  She gives credit to her unique team who makes it worth coming to work every day.  Ida enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her daughter and son in law. She always looks forward to the next adventure life has to offer.



previous honorees / Risk Professional of the Year:
2017 - Robert Warren, CRM, City of Arlington
2016 – Melissa Steger, UT System

2015 – Leslie Milvo, City of Austin
2014 – Norma Martinez, City of Sugar Land

2013 – Rick Stockton, CSRM, Klein I.S.D.
2012 – Kermit Falgout, Houston I.S.D.
2011 – Cecil Tatum, Northside I.S.D. (San Antonio)
2010 – Clark Adkins, Corpus Christi I.S.D.
2009 – Norma Carabajal Essary, CPCU, ARM, DFW International Airport
2008 – Gary Urban, City of Waco
2007 – Bill Tarro, Lubbock I.S.D.
2006 – Darrell Wells, City of Odessa
2005 – Robby Neill, City of Garland
2004 – Martha Rider, Fort Bend County
2003 – Ron Josselet, SORM
2002 – Robert Waggoner, City of Denton
2001 – Cheryl Johnson, Dallas I.S.D.
2000 – David Kester, Harris County
1999 – Alan Smith, Garland I.S.D.
1998 – Terri Richardson, Northeast I.S.D.
1997 – Leroy Hyltin, Jr., City of Waco
1996 – James Huckaby, Mesquite I.S.D.
1995 – Joey Page, City of Plano