Jon Christensen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jon leads the company’s pursuit of its Strategic Plan, which focuses on how we perform Kleinschmidt’s core purpose of providing clients with practical solutions for their most complex problems. Under Jon’s leadership, Kleinschmidt provides a opportunities for our professional staff to perform meaningful work for a company that values loyalty and commits to their long-term development. In turn, our clients can rely on relationships with long-term professionals whose deep understanding and leadership in the hydropower and water resources industries position them to effectively and efficiently solve the problems our clients confront. 

Professional Experience:

Jon has served Kleinschmidt for more than 30 years, beginning as licensing project manager in 1987. He was also a Senior Project Manager for large, complex relicensing, water resource, due diligence and asset evaluation projects. He was CFO for more than a decade, and was named most recently as Executive Vice President, where he oversaw overall company operations, in addition to his CFO role.


Jon earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont with a concentration in labor relations. He has continued his education through course work in Business Administration and Finance from Thomas College and the University of Maine.