Val R. Jensen has been appointed to the position of vice president of Marketing & Environmental Programs at U.S. utility ComEd. Jensen will oversee ComEd's marketing and environmental programs, including the utility's recently approved energy efficiency portfolio, which is designed to place Illinois second only to California in the amount of energy saved through voluntary customer usage reductions. ComEd, which provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across Northern Illinois, will launch the new energy efficiency programs beginning in June.

Jensen joins ComEd after eight years at ICF Consulting, where he served as vice president. Before that he worked for the U.S. Department of Energy from 1994-1999, where he directed the Chicago office from 1996-1999. He also spent 11 years at the Illinois Department of Energy as manager of strategic planning. Jensen oversaw Illinois' statewide electric and natural gas integrated resource planning program. In all, he has more than 20 years of experience with utility resources planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Jensen holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hamline University and a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.