Thomas F. Jensen is Vice President of Government Relations at TuSimple. In his previous role, he served as the 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, autonomous vehicles, ocean freight shipping, and railroad and intermodal transportation concerns. In addition, he is responsible for the UPS public policy portfolio related to sustainability, climate and environmental issues.
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.
Tom currently serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Transportation, Infrastructure and Logistics Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), serves as the Treasurer of the ATA Litigation Center, sits on the Board of Directors for Natural Gas Vehicles of America and is a member of the Eno Center for Transportation Board of Advisors. In addition, he has formerly held volunteer leadership roles in the American Highway Users Alliance, the International Warehouse and Logistics Association and the National Industrial Transportation League.