Enrique Medina-Ochoa

EMO@theplazalawgroup.com

Mr. Medina-Ochoa is Chief Operations Officer of the firm and also serves clients as part of the firm’s Government and International Relations practice. He has an extensive professional background in business, strategic planning, government management, international and public affairs.

Mr. Medina-Ochoa’s experience includes numerous complex government relations and management projects, such as: the start-up of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission as it’s first Executive Director; the execution of a public affairs and media strategy for Census 2000 in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico; the development and implementation of a Spanish language marketing and media strategy for CIGNA HealthCare of Arizona; the development and promotion of a Spanish language political campaign and Spanish language media strategy for a Governor candidate in Arizona’s general election.

Mr. Medina-Ochoa has managed civic engagement events and the production of collaterals for a $1 billion multi-use and flood control Rio Salado Development Project that was the largest proposed rezoning in the Phoenix Metropolis and in Maricopa County, Arizona. Recently, he managed the public, intergovernmental relations and successful resolution of a stalled $95 million mixed use development project in Temple City, a city in the central Los Angeles area.

Mr. Medina-Ochoa regularly advises clients on strategies to promote commercial development, resource development, crisis communications, health care and environmental issues. Recently, he testified before the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee which resulted in an award of $2 million to implement clean air program initiatives for a rural municipality in California. This was done by traversing community forums, council subcommittees and city council meetings.

In the international arena Mr. Medina-Ochoa has been involved in counter-trade with Fortune 100 corporations and various Latin American Countries and Mexico in particular. He has been responsible for creating international forums for Cabinet level officials in Latin America and the United States. He has also been invited to present on alternative energy, sustainability and water issues by the governments of China and France.

Education

  • Stanford University, B.A., Political Science
  • Arizona State University, Master’s Studies in Administration of Criminal Justice
  • University of San Diego Law School, International Public and Commercial Law Course Studies

Professional Membership and Community Activities

  • International City and County Management Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • California Redevelopment Association
  • California League of Cities Environmental Quality Policy Committee
  • Asian Chamber Board of Directors, AZ
  • Former, U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association
  • Former, Arizona International Disputes Study Committee (Governor Symington Appointee)
  • Former, Advisor to the Mexican Consul General, Phoenix
  • Former, Arizona Health Planning and Development Agency (AZ Gov’s Williams, Castro & Babbitt Appointee)
  • Former, Maricopa County Stadium Advisory Board (Supervisor Wilcox Appointee)
  • Former, Multi-Use Stadium District Advisory Board (Avondale City Council Appointee)
  • Former, Planning Commission (Avondale City Council Appointee)
  • Former, Board of Governors National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, AZ
  • Former, Dean’s Advisory Council, Arizona State University West
  • Former, Advisory Commission, Phoenix Chief of Police
  • Former, Commissioner Phoenix Sister Cities
  • Former, Advisor to the National LULAC President on NAFTA and International Affairs
  • Former, Chairman of SER Jobs for Progress, AZ
  • Former, Chairman National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Arizona