MEET TCA’S CAPITOL TEAM

| January 08, 2019 | |

The Texas Cable Association’s staff – with decades of combined policy experience – will represent our industry and advocate for cable and telecommunications issues at the Texas Capitol during the 86th legislative session. 

Meet our team.


TCA’s team is led by Walt Baum, who became TCA president in September. Before coming to TCA, Baum was most recently executive director of the Texas Public Power Association. He also has a long resume working on public policy issues, including telecommunications and energy issues, for trade associations and at the Texas Capitol. Learn more about Walt Baum. Baum can be contacted at wbaum@txcable.com. 


Velma Cruz, an experienced telecommunications public policy lawyer, joined TCA in January 2017 as vice president and general counsel. Cruz came to TCA after 11 years as the government affairs manager for Sprint Corporation, where she represented Sprint’s state legislative interests in 14 states and territories during her tenure, and five years in the Texas Senate. Learn more about Velma Cruz. Cruz can be reached at vcruz@txcable.com. 


Longtime Texas Capitol staffer Ryan Weiseman became TCA’s legislative director in January 2017. Weiseman came to TCA with 10 years of experience at the Texas Legislature, most recently as a budget analyst for the Senate Committee on Finance. Learn more about Ryan Weiseman. Contact Weiseman at rweiseman@txcable.com. 


TCA staff also can be contacted at (512) 474-2082.

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