Austin, TX – Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Cassie Brown recently announces Debra Knight as the new Deputy Commissioner of Compliance and Investigations.
This program area at the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) monitors compliance and investigates fraud and administrative violations. It is also responsible for enforcement efforts, and criminal prosecutions through DWC’s embedded prosecutor unit in the Travis County District Attorney’s office.
Knight is an accomplished attorney with 22 years of experience. She has been with the Texas Department of Insurance since 2013 where she was director for the Policy Development Counsel, and most recently Associate Commissioner for Legal.
“We are extremely happy to have Debra come onboard to fill this vital role,” says Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Cassie Brown. “Her vast experience and insurance background will be invaluable in leading our compliance and investigation efforts here at DWC.”
Knight has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston and a juris doctorate from the South Texas College of Law.
During her career, Knight served in the United States Army Reserve, doing tours in Iraq and Ethiopia and retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Knight’s new role with DWC begins November 1.