Araceli De La Cruz
Araceli R. De La Cruz, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, has enjoyed a 17-year career in various governmental and public-sector organizations. Her public service began in 2001 as an Assistant State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. In 2009 she transitioned to the Chicago Transit Authority, the nation's second largest transit agency, where she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and later the Chief Safety and Security Officer. Ms. De La Cruz also practiced law for the State of Illinois and held a leadership position within the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations before joining Acero. Ms. De La Cruz earned her law degree from the John Marshall Law School and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.