Olin School names Beirne associate dean, director

James J. Beirne has joined the Olin School of Business as associate dean and director of the Weston Career Resources Center effective Nov. 29.

Beirne replaces Gregory Hutchings, who resigned in June to pursue other opportunities.

“Jim has a wealth of experience, a disposition and a professional intelligence that qualifies him to take career services at Olin to the pinnacle of achievement and renown,” said Olin School Dean Stuart I. Greenbaum, Ph.D.

Beirne worked at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania from 1985-1994, serving most of that time as director of career development and placement. Most recently, he managed the Americas Recruiting Program for Hewlett-Packard.

From 1994-2002, Beirne worked in corporate recruiting at General Mills Inc., serving as the company’s director of recruiting and human resources from 1999-2002.

His other experience includes product management and marketing with International Multi-foods, based in Canada, Venezuela and Brazil. He holds a master of business administration degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, and a bachelor’s degree in food marketing from St. Joseph’s University.

Beirne is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.