Jessica Warren joined the Metro Flood Diversion Authority as its first compliance specialist in April 2023. She is part of the land-focused team led by Jodi Smith, MFDA director of lands and compliance.
Warren previously worked with Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S) as a project manager. In that role, she provided support to the FM Area Diversion project, including analyzing data, creating property acquisition schedules, and managing property owner communication. She also acquired permits, easements and right-of-entry allowances for impacted properties.
Prior to AE2S, Warren worked as an associate electrical designer for Xcel Energy and as a housing case manager for the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and she has more than six years of GIS training and experience.