Stensrud, vice president of marketing and communications for Bell State Bank and Trust in Fargo, N.D., received nine awards in the national communications contest, including four first-place awards. As the top award winner in the communications contest, she received $250 in cash and a beautiful plaque.
Stensrud has been a member of NFPW for 20 years. In 2010, she was selected Communicator of Achievement, the top honor NFPW bestows upon a member.
Tammy Keith of Arkansas and Debbie Miller of Arkansas tied for the second-place Sweepstakes Award. They each were awarded $125.
The affiliate Sweepstakes winner for having the most national award winners was Virginia. The Virginia affiliate was awarded $100.
The winners were among 273 recipients from across the country receiving 374 awards for excellence in communications at the organization’s awards banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah.
< Gwen Woolf, Contest Director , with Karen Stensrud , the 2013 Sweepstakes winner.