March 21, 2012
David Jensen has been named chief communications officer at Rotary International.
Jensen will direct all internal and external communications operations at the humanitarian service organization's international headquarters in Evanston. He will oversee a staff of 115 covering areas such as public relations, Rotary's website, the Rotarian magazine, language services and other functions.
Major projects under the position include Rotary's brand revitalization initiative and the coordination of internal and external communication functions linked to the rollout of Rotary's new strategic plan, which identifies enhancing Rotary's image as a top priority.
Jensen comes to Rotary from GE Capital International Services (now Genpact), where held various positions including vice president for corporate communications. Before that, he worked more than five years for the global public relations firm Ketchum, including a stint as general manager of the company's Hong Kong operations. He also held communications positions at Boeing, Raytheon and Ampex.
Jensen has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University.