2022 ICBND Distinguished Community Banker Award
Our Chairman and CEO Stephen L. Stenehjem is being recognized as this year’s ICBND Distinguished Community Banker. For the past 24 years, Independent Community Banks of North Dakota (ICBND) has given this prestigious award to an active or former community banker for exemplary and outstanding service to community banking over an extended career. The community banker selected must have served at the local and state level and may have served at the national level as well. Stephen’s father Leland M. Stenehjem posthumously received the award in 2017, making Stephen the second Stenehjem to be honored with the ICBND Distinguished Community Banker Award.
Recipients must be nominated by a member of the ICBND Board of Directors or the Blue Ribbon Committee, and the winner is selected only after receiving a 2/3 affirmative vote by the ICBND Board of Directors and a 2/3 affirmative vote of the Blue Ribbon Committee members voting. This year’s award was presented at the annual convention in early August.
Congratulations Steve! We’re proud of all you’ve accomplished and what you will continue to accomplish in the years to come.
Who is FIBT?
First International Bank & Trust (FIBT) is a full-service, family-owned, independent community bank serving a wide range of communities across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona.