Karen M. Jensen, PE :: PrincipalPresident & CEO
Karen Jensen is President & Chief Executive Officer of Farnsworth Group. She joined our team in 2002, and continues in Farnsworth Group's 100-year tradition as a 'client-first' firm committed to its employees and quality service. Karen has a unique blend of skills, combining her engineering experience with business operations. She has more than 25 years experience in the consulting industry and is a Professional Engineer who earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska and Master of Business Administration from Illinois State University.
Prior to joining Farnsworth Group, Karen served as President of Environmental Science & Engineering, a national consulting firm, and as Industry President and General Manager at AFFINA Corporation. Karen is deeply committed to her community and serves on numerous boards; including the United Way, American Red Cross and the Society of American Military Engineers National Senior Executive Group, along with local chambers and philanthropic organizations.
Why Farnsworth Group?
Our employees are not only passionate about their work and their craft, but at the very core of their work is doing what's best for our clients. When you care deeply about the work you do and the people you work with-both colleagues and clients-good things always happen. Our clients appreciate developing a long- term relationship with someone they can count on.
What I like most about my job:
I conduct client satisfaction visits in which I meet with our clients and ask them how we are doing and if there is anything we can do better. It's important that we are meeting our clients' expectations throughout the duration of the project. I get a lot of satisfaction talking with clients, and it's invaluable to hear how we are doing and find out about any issues or opportunities firsthand.
When not at work, you can find me:
Attending my children's activities and community events.