Thomas F. Jensen

 Thomas F. Jensen
Senior Vice President of Transportation Policy

Thomas F. Jensen is a senior government relations executive in the Washington, DC office of UPS.  In this capacity, he is UPS’s leading federal authority and chief advocate on all modes of surface transportation legislative and regulatory issues including:  commercial vehicle fleet matters, highway and infrastructure policy, ocean freight shipping, and railroad and intermodal transportation concerns.

Tom began his UPS career in the Public Affairs Department in 1990, and has since held a variety of assignments including Operations, Business Development, Human Resources and in-house Legal Counsel.  From 1996 to 2000, he served as a Region Public Affairs Manager, where he was responsible for state legislative, regulatory and political activity, as well as federal grassroots initiatives, in a seven-state Midwest and Mid-Atlantic territory.  He joined the Washington, DC Public Affairs office in January of 2001.

Prior to joining UPS, Mr. Jensen served as a campaign aide to former Congressman Stewart B. McKinney (R-CT), managed a congressional campaign in Connecticut, and worked for both a political fundraising firm and later a grassroots lobbying firm, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Jensen earned an undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William and Mary, a master’s degree in Public Administration from American University, and a law degree from the University of Bridgeport (CT).  He is admitted to the bar in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Highway Users Alliance, the National Industrial Transportation League, the International Warehouse and Logistics Association, the Eno Center for Transportation Board of Advisors, and the College of William and Mary Athletic Educational Foundation, in addition to serving as Chairman of the American Trucking Associations Highway Policy Committee.  Mr. Jensen and his wife Kathy, daughters Allie, Kelsi, Elise and son TJ, live in Oakton, Virginia.

Recent Events and Presentations

February 12, 2019

From Silicon Valley to Detroit, a well-publicized race is on to develop self-driving passenger cars. But properly supervising rapidly developing technology also presents regulators with significant challenges to effectively ensure both safety and robust innovation; especially given the fact that each freight industry answers to a different authority, lawmakers and regulators should carefully consider the knock-on effects of any rules they draft.