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Honda Law Division Wins 2016 Diversity Counsel of the Year Award

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Catherine M. McEvilly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Honda North America, Inc., recently accepted the "2016 Diversity Counsel of the Year" award on behalf of Honda North America's (HNA) Law DivisionCatherine M. McEvilly, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Honda North America, Inc., recently accepted the “2016 Diversity Counsel of the Year” award on behalf of Honda North America’s (HNA) Law Division. McEvilly was presented with the honor on May 13, 2016, at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Southern California’s 21st Annual Gala Dinner.


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Honda has praised McEvilly for her instrumental work in helping the Japanese automaker to maintain a diverse culture and workforce at its North American operations. McEvilly is a member of the company’s Diversity Steering Committee, while also serving as head of the legal division of HNA.

Additionally, McEvilly was largely responsible for the development of the company’s 2020 Diversity Vision Statement, which states that Honda strives, “To be a company that maximizes the strength of diversity, creating one inclusive team that powers Honda to Excellence. We are committed to becoming a leader in diversity and inclusion in order to be a company that society wants to exist.”

McEvilly’s lengthy career at Honda now spans 21 years. During her more than two decades of employment, McEvilly has supported the activities of nearly every division of the company, and has personally handles a wide range of matters in areas that include dealer relations, antitrust issues, and employment matters, to matters of compliance and corporate governance issues.


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“I take pride in the values and principles that were put in place by Mr. Honda,” McEvilly said in a statement. “Mr. Honda did not set limits but instead nurtured his associates’ ability to create and innovate. I do my best to follow those same values today.”

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