Honors and officers
Fargo resident appointed to Governor's council
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Paula Storm, a substitute teacher for the JPII Catholic Schools Network, has been named to the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Strom is also a parent and advocate for a young adult on the autism spectrum.
The council advocates for policy changes that promote independence, productivity, choice and inclusion for all North Dakotans with developmental disabilities.
Rindy earns Lawyer of the Year distinction
Dean Rindy, an attorney at O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Foss, has been recognized by his peers as a 2018 Lawyer of the Year. Rindy earned this honor in his practice area of real estate law.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is based on a rigorous peer review survey through confidential evaluations from top lawyers. He will be recognized in the 24th edition of the The Best Lawyers in America.
Asche receives high industry honor
Steve Asche, a wealth advisor with Thrivent Financial, has earned membership in the 2017 Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table.
The MDRT is an independent, international association of financial service and life insurance professionals. Asche qualified for this honor based on his client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge in 2016.
Asche has attained MDRT membership 15 times.
BCBS honors Immigrant Development Center
The Immigrant Development Center of Fargo-Moorhead has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for helping to move health forward in its community. IDC has helped immigrants and refugees realize immediate economic benefits and the health benefits of self-sufficiency through encouraging new entrepreneurs. The center was chosen as part of the Blue Cross Trailblazer Tour, an online hub sharing revolutionary stories of organizations selected for their noteworthy innovation and collaboration in the realm of health care.