John Christopher Onoda
John Christopher Onoda was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951. In 1969, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, receiving his B.A. in Journalism in 1973. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1976. After law school, Onoda earned his Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He then spent five years as a reporter, primarily with the Houston Chronicle.
In 1981, Onoda switched gears and began his career in public relations. For next twenty years, Onoda served in executive communication positions for companies such as Levi Strauss, General Motors, Visa, and Charles Schwab. In 2002, he joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, advising numerous Fortune 500 companies on reputation management and corporate social responsibility. He has also provided counsel and expertise to several nonprofit organizations.
In 1997, Onoda was inducted into the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Fame. In 2014, he was awarded the Arthur W. Page Society’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2010, he was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
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