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President & CEO
People Media

John G. Lockhart became President and CEO of People Media when it merged with Halsted Communications, Inc. Prior to working with Halsted Communications, Inc. John was senior vice president and manager of Porter/Novelli’s health care practice in the Western region. Porter/Novelli is part of Omnicom, a NYSE-traded holding company which owns a number of leading advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

John’s years of experience include work with a number of companies in a variety of industries, including the US Department of the Interior, Gerber Products, Baxter Healthcare, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hoffman-La Roche Pharmaceuticals, Catholic Healthcare West, Kaiser Permanente, AltaMed, Amgen, Avigen, Nestle, Ventura Foods, BHP Billiton, Mentor Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, the City of Los Angeles, and the cities of Calabasas and South Pasadena on housing and development issues. In the education area John and the People Media team are managing marketing and communications programs for the USC Marshall School of Business, California Lutheran University and St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo.

John is an expert in issues and crisis management, having worked with a medical device manufacturer during an FDA recall, the Seventh-day Adventist Church during the Branch Davidian crisis in Waco, a major Japanese consumer electronics company and a large HMO on employment issues. John has also worked with several consumer product companies on product tampering issues.

In addition to his work at People Media, John serves as a board member for the American Cancer Society, Metro Los Angeles Unit, The Salvation Army’s Metropolitan Los Angeles Advisory Board, the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, and as a Partners Council member for Taking the Reigns, an after school program for at risk girls that teaches them how to ride and care for horses.

John has a B.A. degree in journalism from Marquette University and a certificate in advanced management from the University of Southern California.

John can be reached at (800) 600-7111 x 224 or by email, john@peoplemedia.la

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