John C. Onoda


Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows (2010)
J.D. 1976


John C. Onoda has spent most of his career in the public relations profession, counseling the world's most visible and influential companies during a period of unprecedented change. After earning his law degree, Onoda earned a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He spent the next five years as a newspaper reporter and in 1981 began a distinguished public relations career as a senior communications executive with several Fortune 500 companies. In 2002 he joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, where he advises companies on reputation management and corporate social responsibility. Onoda has also provided communications counsel and managerial expertise to several nonprofit organizations. He served for many years on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the country's leading organization for corporate communications officers, and in 1997 was inducted into the Medill School of Journalism's Hall of Achievement.