Peter Hutchinson takes job with Accenture consulting firm

Peter Hutchinson, the former state finance commissioner and Minneapolis school superintendent, has been hired to head the management consulting strategy for Accenture’s State, Provincial and Local Government group.

Accenture says his job will be to focus:

“…on the concerns of top decision makers and the major challenges they face in leading governmental, education and nonprofit organizations. Within Accenture, his responsibilities include strategy development and execution; the creation of new solutions to challenging problems; leadership coaching and advising; and coordination with Accenture Management Consulting.”

In an email, Hutchinson said he’ll be based in Minnesota, but working with colleagues around the world.

Hutchinson had been president of the Bush Foundation, but resigned in January.

In 2006, he ran for governor on the Independence Party Ticket.

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