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John C. Onoda

John C. Onoda (MSJ77) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997.

Ononda is the senior corporate counselor at strategy execution firm Gagen MacDonald.
Onoda is a highly regarded communications specialist after holding executive-level positions with FleishmanHillard, Charles Schwab Corporation, Visa USA, General Motors and Levi Strauss & Co., where he is credited with creating a communications organization that is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding in corporate America.

Onoda also has served at the director level for McDonald’s global media relations and directed external communications for the Holiday Inn brand of hotels for InterContinental Hotels Group.

In 2010 he was inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.

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