Karl Jensen is bringing extensive experience in business operations, business development and strategy to AECOM in his new role as executive vice president for the company’s National Governments Practice in the Americas.
Jensen came to the role from the Swiss-based developer of civilian and military technology applications RUAG, where he led the company’s expansion into the United States. He has also held executive roles at Raytheon, Science Applications International Corp. and CACI, working in the federal market sector.
AECOM announced Jensen’s new role in February. The company also recently added Jannet Walker-Ford as senior vice president for transportation strategy, growth and key accounts for the Design and Consulting Services Americas business.
Steve Morriss, AECOM’s president of Design and Consulting Services Americas, said Jensen’s experience “makes him a great fit to lead our federal business into the future.”
That experience includes leading growth initiatives for CH2M’s National governments business as well as the sales integration for the Jacobs/CH2M merger. Jensen also spent more than 20 years in the Navy and Navy Reserve as an aviator and aerospace engineering duty officer.
He holds a master’s degree in astronautical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering as well as several acquisition certifications from the Defense Department.
Jensen said he was thrilled to join the team.
“I’m looking forward to building on AECOM’s strong track record of exceptional client service and unprecedented market growth,” he said.