Introducing Jeff Beavers

We are thrilled to announce that after an extensive search, we, along with the Illinois BIS Board of Directors have selected Jeff Beavers as the next President of Illinois BIS effective September 4, 2018!

Jeff joins us from University of Illinois Gies College of Business where he held the position of Assistant Dean in which he led strategy and innovation for 8 MBA and specialized master’s programs. Previous to joining the College of Business, he served in corporate HR leadership roles at GE, Whirlpool Corp., and AbbVie where the scope of his responsibilities included talent acquisition, HR operations, culture transformation, and global employer branding. Additionally, he spent nearly 7 years as a strategic advisor and executive for 2 successful recruiting technology start-ups. He also held two previous leadership roles at the University of Illinois - Assistant Dean and Director of Engineering Career Services and Director of MBA Career Services.

Jeff holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from UIUC, has served on numerous industry and college advisory boards, is a U.S. patent holder, and served as a talent development and acquisition strategy consultant for several FORTUNE 150 companies.

After 35 years leading Illinois BIS, I will continue on indefinitely with BIS to work with our customers and support Jeff as he introduces new programs.  It has been my distinct joy to help thousands of organizations and people thrive over these years and I am confident that Jeff will continue to grow BIS with the same passion!


Mary Rose Hennessy
President Emeritus, Illinois BIS
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