Ashley Robinett - USA | Vice President, Alabama Power Company
Ashley Robinett is Vice President of Corporate Real Estate with Alabama Power, based in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. In her role, she is responsible for managing the company’s land holdings in support of business objectives through land management, acquisition and sales. Most recently, Ashley was the Area Manager for Alabama Power’s Birmingham division, where she was responsible for business office operations, customer relations, community development and external affairs. Ashley joined Southern Company, the parent company of Alabama Power, in 2001 as an engineer for the Southern Power wholesale subsidiary. She worked several years in Southern Company’s fuel services organization, managing emission allowance procurement and other strategic environmental issues for the generating fleet. In 2008, she returned to Southern Power to manage its resource planning, risk analysis and business case development functions, including renewable energy. She has served as the Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Company and to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alabama Power.
Ashley is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham and is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Children’s Harbor and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, and as the immediate past President of the Board of Directors for Preschool Partners. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. She is the recipient of the 2019 Auburn Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Achievement Award and the 2018 Outstanding Young Auburn Engineer award by the Auburn University College of Engineering. Ashley is a member of the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors and remains involved with the university through the Auburn Engineering Alumni Council and 100 Women Strong, an initiative supporting female students in the College of Engineering. Ashley received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business from Auburn University. She is actively involved in her church, Dawson Family of Faith. She and her husband, Ryan, have two children: William and Claire.
Arcilia Acosta - IWF Dallas | President and CEO, CARCON Industries and Construction
Arcilia Acosta is the President and CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction, a full-service construction firm. She is also the Founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories, a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm. In addition, she is an entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and mother.
For four years, Arcilia has served as a Director of Legacy Texas Financial Group, N.A., a bank holding company with an asset size of over $9 billion. In July 2018, she joined the board of ONE Gas Incorporated, one of the largest natural gas utilities in the United States. Additionally, she serves as a director of Magnolia Oil and Gas.
Arcilia and her companies have won more than 45 national, regional and local awards. In 2014, she was inducted into the National Women’s Business Hall of Fame. In February 2018, she received the Maura “Women Helping Women” Award by the Texas Women’s Foundation and was named "Woman of Distinction.” Arcilia graduated from Texas Tech University and the Harvard University Business School Corporate Governance Program. In March 2016, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed her to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.