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.
Thank you to our 2018 Champions of Business Sponsors
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.
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.
Daryl Evans, LA Kings Radio Analyst, accepts the 2014 Champion of Business Award.
The LA Kings celebrate their 2014 Stanley Cup win.