Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal, moderates a panel on rebuilding America by fostering innovation in infrastructure with The Honorable Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Lisa Gordon, CPA, Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Beltline, Inc., and Thomas Jensen, Vice President of Global Public Affairs, UPS.
The Honorable Earl Blumenauer
Representative Earl Blumenauer was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1972, where he served three terms and chaired the House Education and Revenue Committee in 1977-78. In 1978, he was elected to the Multnomah County Commission, where he served for eight years before being elected to the Portland City Council in 1986, where he served as the commissioner of public works. In 1996, Rep. Blumenauer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from 1996 to 2007. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2007, and vice-chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2010. He is currently a member of the Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee and the subcommittees on Health and Trade.
Lisa Gordon, CPA, is the chief operating officer for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Prior to joining ABI, Ms. Gordon received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a master’s degree in Accounting from Nova Southeast University and has been a licensed Certified Professional Accountant in the state of Florida since 2000.
Thomas F. Jensen is a vice president in UPS’s Global Public Affairs office in Washington DC. Mr. Jensen began his UPS career in the Public Affairs Department in 1990, and has since held a variety of assignments throughout the department. From 1996 to 2000, he served as a region public affairs manager for a seven-state Midwest and Mid-Atlantic territory. He joined the Washington, DC Public Affairs office in January of 2001. 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).
Fawn Johnson is a correspondent for National Journal, covering a range of issues including immigration, transportation and education. Ms. Johnson is a long-time student of Washington policymaking, previously reporting for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, where she covered financial regulation and telecommunications. She is an alumnus of CongressDaily, where she covered health care, labor and immigration. Ms. Johnson first covered Congress at BNA Inc., where she covered labor, welfare, immigration and asbestos liability. She has an M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bates College.