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Robert A. Jensen

Kenyon CEO Robert A. Jensen

Robert Jensen has been with Kenyon since 1998. On 1 October 2007, he acquired Kenyon, at which time it became a private company. Robert leads an international corporation which provides disaster management services to air, maritime and rail interests, as well as local, state and national governments. He has directed response efforts to numerous mass fatality incidents including terrorist bombings, mass murder criminal investigations, and transportation disasters.

A native of northern California, Mr. Jensen earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Law Enforcement from California State University, Fresno. While in college, Jensen trained and worked in various military and law enforcement posts. He served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the US Army until 1998. He had wide and varied experiences responding to mass fatality incidents and other death investigations.

Robert joined Kenyon’s Planning and Training department in 1998. From 1998 to 2003 he held a number of positions within the company before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer including Director of Planning and Training; Senior Director Planning, Training and Operations; and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Kenyon, Mr. Jensen has responded to numerous mass fatalities including the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the 2004 Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Haitian Earthquake and a number of airline disasters.

During his career, he has published numerous articles and authored the only guide of its kind-Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents, a Field Guide. While in the military, Robert was the lead project manager and co-author of the only joint publication on mortuary affairs, which includes protocols for responding to incidents involving contaminated deceased.

Robert serves as an international advisor to both government officials and to members of the private sector on disaster management issues. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and International Association of Emergency Managers.

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