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Joseph O'Hannigan - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Joseph O'Hannigan Joseph O'Hannigan

Senior Director, Executive MBA & Executive Education | Loyola Marymount University


Senior Director, EMBA & Executive Education


You can contact Joseph O'Hannigan at johannig@lmu.edu.

Joe O'Hannigan is a seasoned, bilingual executive with over 20 years of experience in international business and higher education. His wide skill set includes developing and driving strategy, managing and improving operations, assessing and training personnel, achieving and measuring impact, and providing data-driven program leadership.

O'Hannigan most recently served as a global consultant for a company he founded in Southern California called 4:11 Business Associates. Before that, he served as senior associate director of executive programs at University of Notre Dame where he worked with a team to transform the university's Executive Education and EMBA programs. He also designed, created and delivered world-class, data-driven training in four continents.

Prior to working at Notre Dame, Joe co-founded Masco University, directed Masco Corporation's global leadership program, and designed the program's innovative curriculum with Michigan State University's Eli Broad School of Business. He also developed and taught an Operations and Process Improvement course at Eastern Michigan University's MBA program.

After business school, Joe went into finance and accounting for Ford Motor Company and then moved into management as Vice President/Controller for the US Operating Unit of Learning Tree International.

Originally from Hawaii, Joe earned his MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame and a BBA from Loyola Marymount University. He earned certificates in value stream mapping, Kaizen facilitation, emotional intelligence (EQi) executive coaching, and PACT Facilitator (Polarity Approach to Continuity and Transformation) in strategic planning. He also holds a Six-Sigma Green Belt.

Education (2)

University of Notre Dame: MBA, International Business, Communications 1996

Loyola Marymount University: BBA, Business 1988


Areas of Expertise (3)


Leadership Development

Program Management

Accomplishments (3)

Excellence in Family Business (professional)

Executive training for leaders in Latin America; Included Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, and the US; a multi-month, global project

Excellence in International Business (professional)

Global business program for Latin American executives; included Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, and the US

Leadership Program for Japanese Business Managers (with ChuSanRen & Sintokogio) (professional)

A cultural, business, and leadership immersion for Japanese business managers

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Creole and pidgins English based
  • Spanish

Testimonials (1)

Carlos Escario, Co-founder of Tacha Beauty and Principal Partner Huete&Co | Tacha Beauty

I have been gifted to serve and educate business leaders and executives with Joe in multiple occasions. Joe’s natural passion for teaching and sharing, awake and engage the deep responsibilities as leaders I have only experienced in very few business and academic titans. Joe’s ability to integrate mind and heart, business objectives and humanistic fundamentals is authentic and well rooted in a humble spirit. I look forward to teach and advise with Joe. It is a real discovery every time.