Jim O’Dea joined AGB Search as a research associate in 2011. Mr. O’Dea has been a research associate for ten years and has worked on more than 65 searches. He has participated in searches for presidents, provosts and deans at a wide range of institutions.
Prior to becoming a research associate, Mr. O’Dea spent his career as an administrator at the secondary level for the nationally renowned West Des Moines Community School District. His duties included teacher hiring, teacher evaluation, finance director for the school, technology coordinator, supervision of support staff, student activities director, and student discipline.
Mr. O’Dea earned a Bachelor of Education, Masters of Secondary Administration, and Specialist Degree in Secondary Administration at Drake University.
Mr. O’Dea is married with two grown children. He lives in Surprise, AZ a suburb of Phoenix.