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K. Jensen ISU

Jensen Earns ISU Alumni Achievement Award

Farnsworth Group announced today that its President and CEO Karen Jensen received the Illinois State University Alumni Achievement Award during the University’s Annual Founders Day Celebration.

The award recognizes significant achievements of alumni to society, their profession or Illinois State. Selection is based upon significant accomplishments in one’s chosen field measured by statewide, national, or international recognition; honors from associations or employers; or documentation illustrating work that has proved beneficial to a pronounced segment of society.

Jensen received her master’s in business administration at ISU in 1986 and is currently a member of ISU’s College of Business Hall of Fame and serves on the College’s advisory board. She joined Farnsworth Group in 2002 and began working as a Principal of the firm’s infrastructure division. She was named President and CEO in 2006.

The Company has enjoyed steady growth under Jensen’s leadership, and today is ranked as one of the nation’s Top 200 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record. Farnsworth Group has expanded to 22 offices nationwide with 500 employees whose client list ranges from small municipalities to some of the world’s most recognized brands.

The Illinois State University Alumni Association is a volunteer, non-profit organization that serves more than 215,000 alumni, the University, and its students. Each year the Association recognizes individuals who personify the university’s traditions as an environment for excellence. Established in 1971, the awards program has grown to five award categories including the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Alumni Achievement Award, E. Burton Mercier Service Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the Senator John Maitland, Jr., Commitment to Education Award.