RISK PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR — 2020

Debby Glass
Director of Risk Management, Northside ISD


Debby manages the Risk Management Department for Northside ISD, the fourth largest school District in Texas. She is responsible for the workers’ compensation claims process, property & casualty, unemployment claims, student accident insurance, RFP processes, Indoor Air Quality, Departmental budget and safety and compliance throughout the District. Under her prevue, her staff also conducts accident investigations.

Debby also is a current member of PRIMA. She also serves on the Accident Review Committee for VIA Metropolitan Transit Co., volunteers for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and even received the  Volunteer of the Year Award!  She has attended all ARM trainings and is currently in process of taking tests to complete ARM certification. Additionally, she is in the process of completing the CSRM certification. Debby holds an Associate in Applied Science – Emphasis on Environmental, Health & Safety and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. 


previous honorees / Risk Professional of the Year:
2019 - Gilbert Sanchez, City of Corpus Christi
2018 - Ida Wall, Alief ISD
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