2020 Honorees

Every day at the LA Corps, our aim is to positively impact the lives of our Corpsmembers and the communities we serve. Our annual Luncheon honorees are selected for embodying that exact spirit—a commitment to community and our future! We are excited for the opportunity to honor and praise our community champions in this special way.

2020 Corps Champion of the Year

Gerard Orozco

Vice President, Executive Account Manager, Los Angeles, Jacobs

Gerard Orozco is the Vice President and Executive Client Account Manager for Jacobs in Los Angeles.  Gerard helps coordinate teaming, crisis management and project delivery.  

Gerard joined Jacobs (formerly CH2M) 15 years ago after holding several posts at both the federal and local level.  In addition, he held leadership positions at a number of infrastructure companies such as URS and STV. Over the years he developed deep-rooted contacts on the city, state and federal levels.

Gerard is a big part of the LA political fabric.  His early career included jobs in politics and transportation.  He was working as chief of staff for the city council budget committee where he helped balance big city budgets.  He also spent time working in the legislative analysts office. In addition, he coordinated efforts to help Los Angeles comply with state law that ultimately lead to the creation of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

It was during the state mandated transit merger that his leadership and skills caught the eyes of the Clinton Administration Transition team and he served at various posts at USDOT, DOE.  He cultivated his network with a personal and engaging style that both elected and appointed officials appreciate.

Gerard is the proud father of Xavier and Eva Orozco who are graduating from Loyola Marymount University and Pilgrim High School in 2020.  When not advancing Jacobs interests, Gerard volunteers at food pantries, youth education leadership programs and supporting law enforcement efforts such as the CIA Memorial Fund.

Corporate Partner of the Year

Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)

LAFC is Major League Soccer’s newest team in Los Angeles. We are a world-class, forward-thinking sports organization bringing the fastest growing professional sport in America to one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world. Our commitment: Unite the World’s City through the World’s Game. Our home: Banc of California Stadium is the first open-air stadium built in the heart of LA since 1962 and boasts a 22,000-seat capacity.



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