Senior Vice President, Advancement
Chief Advancement Officer
Arthur J. Ochoa is an accomplished executive, attorney and civic leader. As senior vice president of Advancement and chief advancement officer, he leads Cedars-Sinai's external relations, including community engagement, development and marketing/communications.
Cedars-Sinai has raised more than $1 billion in philanthropic support since 2004, when Ochoa was appointed chief development officer. He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2001 as director of planned giving. Prior to that, Ochoa practiced transactional and tax law for individual, corporate and not-for-profit clients at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. In his time between college and law school, Ochoa began his career as an advocate and policy analyst at Youth Service America in Washington, DC.
Ochoa's civic leadership includes serving as board chair of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which is both a Historically Black Graduate Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. He is also board vice president of Marlborough School. Ochoa is a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a member of the Yale Law School Association's Executive Board and an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation. He is a past board chair of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, a past board president of the Center for Early Education and a past chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Tax Exempt Organization Committee.
He lectures frequently on communications, corporate governance, legal, management and philanthropic matters. Previously, Ochoa has served as an adjunct faculty member of American Jewish University. He has received awards and recognition from a number of organizations, including the National Hispanic Health Foundation, the Mexican American Bar Foundation and Boy Scouts of America.
Ochoa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Southern California (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.