Dan Jensen is the President of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, responsible for overseeing the lodging, food service, retail, transportation and guest services, including such diverse locations as the Ahwahnee and the High Sierra Camps, and activities from Nordic and downhill skiing at Badger Pass to interpretative services for guests.
Jensen returned to Yosemite in 2006, after having worked for Yosemite Park & Curry Co. from 1979 to 1992. In addition to his 20 years of Yosemite experience, he has served as a consultant/owner engaged in development of themed concepts domestically and internationally. He also has an extensive career in theme parks, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios Japan. Prior to joining Universal Studios Japan, Dan served as Executive Vice President of Universal Orlando.
Jensen began his career with Price Waterhouse, headquartered in Los Angeles, where he had a large number of Fortune 500 clients and spent part of his career in South Africa.
Jensen is on the Board of Trustees and the Council of the Yosemite Conservancy, president of the Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, a member of the UC Merced Board of Trustees, an active supporter of NatureBridge and a frequent participant in board meetings and other activities and a member of numerous partner groups in support of Yosemite.
Jensen holds an MBA from UCLA and a BA in Economics from UC Riverside, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.