Elder Adrián Ochoa was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 2013. At the time of his call, he had been serving as Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency. Elder Ochoa has served as President of the Central America Area and as First Counselor in the North America Southwest Area Presidency. He recently served at Church headquarters as an Assistant Executive Director of the Priesthood and Family Department and is serving in a number of committee assignments. He currently serves in the Mexico Area Presidency.
Elder Ochoa has held many Church callings over the years, including stake president and area director of public affairs. As an Area Seventy, he served for five years as a counselor in the Mexico North Area Presidency. He also served as a mission president and as Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency.
Elder Ochoa was educated primarily in Mexico. He graduated in science communication from the Regiomontana University in Monterrey, Mexico, and obtained a diploma in business administration from the Monterrey Technical College (ITESM). He had a successful career in advertising, mostly helping international companies consolidate their brands and improve their market share. He was involved in the film and video industry and digital advertising as well.
Adrián Ochoa Quintana was born in San Francisco, California, on March 7, 1954, but was primarily raised in Mexico. He married Nancy Villarreal in May 1987. They are the parents of five children.