Arcilia Acosta is the president and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction, a full- services construction firm, and she is also the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories (STL Engineers), a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm.
Ms. Acosta has served for four years as a Director of Legacy Texas Financial Group, N.A. (NASDAQ:LTXB), a bank holding company with an asset size of over $9B. In July of 2018, Ms. Acosta joined the board of ONE Gas Incorporated (NYSE:OGS), a stand-alone, 100 percent regulated, publicly traded natural gas utility and is one of the largest natural gas utilities in the United States. Additionally, she serves as a director of Magnolia Oil and Gas (NYSE:MGY). Her prior board service includes ten years as a Board Director of Energy Future Holdings Corporation.
Hispanic Executive Magazine has named her Top Corporate Director, and she was featured by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the Top Corporate Directors of Fortune 500 companies for five consecutive years. Recently, Ms. Acosta was featured in Latino Leaders Magazine’s TOP 20 Latinos in Energy issue. Ms. Acosta is a member of the National Women Energy Directors Network.
Ms. Acosta is an entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother. Ms. Acosta and her companies have won more than 45 national, regional and local awards. In 2014, Ms. Acosta was inducted into the National Women’s Business Hall of Fame. Ms. Acosta was featured in the nationally acclaimed KERA television show CEO. In September 2017, she was an honoree at the Each Moment Matters Luncheon for her philanthropy and community support on projects throughout the state of Texas. In 2018, Ms. Acosta received the “Maura Women Helping Women Award” by the Texas Women’s Foundation and was named "Woman of Distinction" by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
Ms. Acosta is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Harvard University Business School- Corporate Governance Program. Ms. Acosta has served as the Commencement Speaker at Texas Tech University, Sam Houston State University, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In March 2016, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed Ms. Acosta to the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board. Additionally, Arcilia is chairwoman of the Dallas Citizens Council.
"I’m excited to be a part of this amazing and diverse group of community leaders. I hope to use my civic experience and business acumen to promote CFT’s role and vision not only in North Texas but ALL of Texas. It is an honor to serve as a trustee." -Arcilia Acosta