As senior vice president for Advancement, he leads Cedars-Sinai’s external relations including development, community engagement and marketing/ communications.
Cedars-Sinai has raised more than $1billion in philanthropic support since 2004, when Art was appointed chief development officer.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Art practiced corporate and tax law at the Los Angeles offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. He is a past chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Tax Exempt Organization Committee.
In between college and law school, Art began his career in Washington, DC as an advocate and policy analyst at Youth Service America during the formative years of the national and community service movement.
Art is board chair of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is vice president of the board of Marlborough School. Art is also 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. Art has been board chair of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and he is a past president of the board of the Center for Early Education.
Art is a former adjunct faculty member at American Jewish University and 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.
Art is a graduate of the University of Southern California (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and the Yale Law School.