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Champions of Business

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The Champions of Business Celebration  

The Champions of Business Celebration is an annual event hosted by the City of El Segundo and its Economic Development Advisory Council. This signature event acknowledges the individuals and companies who have had a significant impact on El Segundo’s economic development during this past year.

2019 Champion of Business Honoree

Michael Hackman, Chief Executive Officer of Hackman Capital Partners

A leading force in commercial real estate, Michael Hackman has been an invaluable figure in El Segundo's recent development. Hackman's eye for potential is placing El Segundo front and center on the much larger Southern California business development scene.


2018 El Segundo Champions of Business Celebration

Updated on 10/01/2018 11:42 AM

Thank you to our 2018 Champions of Business SponsorsChampions 2018 Sponsor Logos

Previous Award Recipients

The Champion of Business Award honors a business or individual that has helped broaden awareness of El Segundo and who has been a significant contributor to the economic development of the city.

2017: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was honored for his vision and commitment to bringing a new era of biomedical investment to El Segundo epitomizes the view that El Segundo truly is a city “Where big ideas take off.”

2016: Richard Lundquist, President of Continental Development Corporation

Honoring his major role in the economic development efforts of El Segundo as well as his incomparable charitable contributions to the community.

2015: Federal Realty Investment Trust and The Point

Recognized for investing more than $300 million in El Segundo commercial developments.

The Point Champion - Champion of Business Federal Realty Champions 2015

Jan Sweetnam, Senior Vice President of Federal Realty at the 2015 Champions of Business Award ceremony.

Michael Strahs accepts the Champion of Business Award  for Federal Realty

2014: Los Angeles Kings

The inaugural winners of the Champion of Business Award, the Kings' 2014 Stanley Cup Championship title brought national and global attention to El Segundo.

LA Kings Champions 2014  Kings locker room Stanley Cup 

Daryl Evans, LA Kings Radio Analyst, accepts the 2014 Champion of Business Award.

The LA Kings celebrate their 2014 Stanley Cup win.