Peggy Kostial is a senior managing director at Accenture responsible for leading the company’s business in its US Southwest region, which covers nine states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
In her role as senior managing director – US Southwest, Kostial focuses on bringing innovation to clients, attracting top talent and strengthening the company’s impact in its local communities. She also serves on Accenture’s North America Leadership Team and Global Leadership Council.
During her 30-year career with Accenture, Kostial has focused primarily on the oil & gas sector, specializing in driving large-scale transformational change across all facets of the operational and functional areas of her client’s businesses. Before being appointed to her current role in December 2016, Kostial was senior managing director of Accenture’s Resources operating group in North America. Other leadership roles at Accenture include serving as the managing director responsible for Accenture’s Energy practice in North America from 2006 to 2012; leading an e-business start-up; and leading Accenture’s strategic business relationships with Microsoft and SAP for the energy industry.
Kostial is a board member of the Space Center Houston, Houston Zoo, Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and SpringSpirit, a Houston based non-profit focused on underprivileged and at-risk youth. She also served on the 2017 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, participating as one of 17 vice chairs and Accenture’s representative as a founding sponsor.
Kostial graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics and a concentration in chemistry.