Arthur J. Ochoa joined Cedars-Sinai Health System in 2001. Since his appointment as chief development officer in 2004, Cedars-Sinai has raised more than $750 million in philanthropic support. In addition to leading every aspect of Cedars-Sinai’s fundraising, Art is also responsible for all of the health system’s marketing, communications functions and community benefit strategies and activities, as well as other externally related functions.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Art practiced corporate and tax law at two of Los Angeles' most respected firms—O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP.
Art is president of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent elementary school in West Hollywood. He is also vice-chair of the boards of both Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. He is an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation in Los Angeles. Art is also a past chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Tax Exempt Organization Committee.
Art is a graduate of the University of Southern California (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and the Yale Law School.
A native southern Californian, Art is a member of Downey High School’s Hall of Fame.