Jensen Award for Career Advancement

 THE JENSEN AWARD is the most prestigious recognition and highest honor of the Florida energy pipeline industry. It was initiated in 2007 by the FEPA Board of Directors. Chris Jensen Sr. and his spouse Audrey Jensen were founding members of the Florida Energy Pipeline Association in 1989. Mr. Jensen served the Florida energy pipeline industry for over forty years, including executive director of the FEPA from its inception until his death in 2003. 

The Jensen Award is conferred annually on an individual whose career includes prominent achievement and outstanding contributions to the Florida energy pipeline industry. Such contributions may include, but is not limited to, technical services, business accomplishment, education, research, or other outstanding leadership that has materially advanced the welfare of the Florida energy pipeline industry. Recipients may include engineers, research scientists, business leaders, educators, journalists, and virtually every other discipline associated with the industry. 

The Award is not necessarily an annual event, but is conferred as deemed appropriate by the FEPA Executive Committee. It is presented during FEPA’s Annual Symposium.


2018 Jensen Award Recipient

Alan Rodecker

Alan Rodecker is currently Vice President of System Optimization at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (BWP) where he is responsible for commercial and operational efficiencies as well as evaluating growth opportunities.  Prior to his tenure with Boardwalk, Mr. Rodecker has held technical and management positions within the energy industry, including Business Development, Gas Transportation, and System Design.  Mr. Rodecker is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Florida Energy Pipeline Association (FEPA).  He has also served on the Board of Directors of Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI), and the Gas Industry Standards Board (now North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB)).  Mr. Rodecker received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Youngstown State University, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Alan and his wife, Linda, a native Houstonian, reside in Houston, Texas.  They enjoy riding their motorcycles on country roads and look forward to spending more time at their cabin in the mountains of Montana.

Jensen Award Past Recipients

2008 – LB Brashier
2009 – Wiley Cauthen/ Tom Nestor
2010 – Wayne Simmons
2011 – Edward Mills
2012 – Paul Devlin
2013 – Richard Brightman
2014 – Jim Dowden 
2016  - Jim Estilette
2018 - Alan Rodecker