Senior Vice President, Advancement, and Chief Advancement Officer
Art Ochoa leads Cedars-Sinai's external relations, including community engagement, development and marketing/communications.
He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2001 as director of Planned Giving and was appointed chief development officer and senior vice president in 2004. Prior to that, Ochoa practiced corporate and tax law in Los Angeles at O'Melveny & Myers and at Irell & Manella.
His community leadership activities include serving as chair of the board of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He also is a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation and a member of the Yale Law School Association's executive board. He is vice president of the board of Marlborough School and immediate past president of the board of trustees for the Center for Early Education in West Hollywood. He also is a past chair of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles board of directors.
Ochoa, a former adjunct faculty member at American Jewish University, lectures frequently on legal, fundraising, management and governance issues. 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 (Phi Beta Kappa) and a juris doctor degree from Yale University.