ICC Austin has four full-time professional staff to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Billy Thogersen has been with ICC Austin for over 15 years. He has spent the majority of that time serving as the Facilities Director. Billy was promoted to full-time Executive Director in August 2015. Billy holds ultimate responsibility for the operations of ICC Austin and is the official staff connection to the Board of Directors. Billy has helped ICC Austin grow through major organizational shifts including changing to a student-only housing cooperative and transitioning to the policy governance framework model. Billy is an ICC Austin alumni of both House of Commons and New Guild.
Ashleigh R. Lassiter joined ICC Austin staff in March 2014. Ashleigh’s major responsibilities include member education, marketing and communications, contract signing and occupancy, leadership development and assisting members with conflict resolution. Prior to her work with ICC Austin, Ashleigh served as the Director of Volunteer Services for St. David’s Medical Center. Ashleigh is a graduate of the University of Texas and an alumni member of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. She is active in her community and spends time volunteering with the Texas Master Naturalists, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and serves as a Board director for the Austin Cooperative Business Association (ACBA).
Chris Hegar joined the ICC Austin team in November 2016. Chris oversees all aspects of facilities including conducting and coordinating repairs, managing contractors, and generally keeping the houses in working order. Chris started his career by working with his father and learning the carpentry and construction trade. He then moved on to work at Brackenridge Hospital and the Seton Shoal Creek Psychiatric campus. Prior to joining the ICC Austin staff team, Chris served as Director of Facilities for the Conservatory senior living community. Chris spends his time outside of work with his wife, son, 3 dogs, a cat, lizards and fish. He loves exploring all that Austin has to offer from the food, event, concerts etc. One of his favorite past times is to travel to see music all around the country.
Laura J. Khalil joined the ICC Austin team in January 2017. As the Office Manager, she is responsible for bookkeeping, managing member accounts, and serving as the executive assistant to the Board of Directors. Laura graduated from Yale University in 2006, and moved to Austin to teach middle and high school humanities. She then left teaching to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. Outside of work , Laura loves to spend her time creating art (especially theatre), completing crossword puzzles, and traveling with her partner.