Rafael Anchia is a co-founder and Managing Director of Civitas Capital Group and maintains responsibility for new market development, public policy, and public-private partnerships.
For over twenty years, Mr. Anchia has worked as a corporate attorney with top U.S.-based international law firms, and serves as a State Representative in the Texas Legislature, where he is Chairman of the International Relations & Economic Development Committee . He was also elected by his peers to Chair the Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC), the oldest and largest Latino caucus in the United States. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Anchia served as an appointee of President Barack H. Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, which advises the United States Trade Representative on issues related to international investment and trade.
Mr. Anchia earned his juris doctorate at Tulane University Law School and received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Southern Methodist University. He has served as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor on international investment and trade at a number of universities, including Texas Tech University Law School, the University of Texas at Dallas and the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.