Born: Bagley, Minnesota
Education: Courses in small-business management and accounting at Northwest Technical College in Minnesota.
Employment: Stenseng has been with First National Bank Bemidji for 22 years, beginning as a teller and then experiencing a variety of positions. She has been director of 55 Connection and in the deposit services and investments department for 20 years.
Family: Two sons, Joel and Michael; two grandsons, Jarett and Elias.
Hobbies: Home decorating, listening to music, socializing with family and friends, perusing consignment shops and traveling.
First National Bank Bemidji
Headquartered in Bemidji, First National Bank Bemidji also has two branches in Bemidji. The family- and employee-owned bank has assets of $457 million.
Manager 2 Manager Advice
• Stay fresh, and keep your club interesting. There are many banks out there looking for your customers.
• Be open to everyone, be a great listener, and address everyone by name. Remember their stories, ask about those story details at a later time, and make all feel needed and special. You’ll receive rewards tenfold.
• Be visible via newsletters and any other publicizing options available to you. This keeps your members and potential members informed about your terrific club.