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Published December 15 2012

Honors and Officers (December 15, 2012)

Stende to succeed Topp at Eide Bailly

Dave Stende has been elected managing partner/chief executive officer-elect of Eide Bailly. He will succeed Jerry Topp on May 1.

Topp is nearing retirement but will remain with the firm for a few years to work on various activities and projects.

Linda Koerselman and James Lyons have been re-elected to three-year terms on the firms board of directors.

Stende has 31 years of experience in public accounting. He was appointed chief operating officer in 2006, following a year as partner-in-charge of the companys Fargo office.

Topp has been in public accounting since 1978. He has held many leadership roles, serving as partner-in-charge of the Fargo office from 1997 to 2000 and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2003 when he was appointed managing partner/CEO.

Koerselman has more than 31 years of public accounting experience. He is director of the firms financial institutions industry group.

Lyons manages the companys six Colorado offices as partner-in-charge. Previously, he was the managing partner of Gordon, Hughes and Banks, which was acquired by Eide Bailly in 2008. He has worked in public accounting for nearly 30 years.

Fredrikson & Byron named to best firm list

Fredrikson & Byrons Fargo Trusts and Estates Group has been recognized as a Tier 1 2013 Best Law Firm by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in its annual Best Law Firms list.

More than 11,000 firms in 80 practice areas in 180 metropolitan areas and seven states were ranked based on a companys overall evaluation from client feedback, peer review and information from law firm representatives.

Architecture program among nations best

North Dakota State Universitys graduate architecture program has been rated as one of the best in the nation, a survey of Midwest-based firms shows.

The rankings were part of the 2013 edition of DesignIntelligences annual publication, Americas Best Architecture and Design Schools.

The NDSU program was ranked ninth out of 154 accredited schools nationwide. In the overall regional rankings, NDSUs program was ranked in the top 10 in the Midwest region.

Rankings are based on a survey of practicing design professionals with experience in hiring and supervising the performance of recent architecture and design graduates.

Police officer earns youth leadership award

Moorhead Police Department Youth Services Coordinator Louis Ochoa has received the Program Leadership Award from the Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association.

The award recognizes programs that have had success working with youths and/or their families or in promoting early youth intervention.

Ochoa was nominated for the award because of his work with the Moorhead Police Departments Juvenile Community Service Program.

Wallman to serve on Internet2 committee

Marc Wallman, interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer at North Dakota State University, has been selected to serve on Internet2s network architecture, operations and policy program advisory group.

Internet2 is a member-owned ad-vanced technology community founded by leading higher education institutions in the United States. NDSU has been a participating member since 1996.

The advisory group will provide advice to Internet2 leadership on all aspects of designing, operating, sustaining and coordinating Internet2 network services.

DeVine earns Jim Fay Code of Ethics Award

Pat DeVine of Prudential Premier Real Estate, Fargo, is this years recipient of the Jim Fay Code of Ethics Award presented by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors.

Fay worked as Realtor from 1953 until his death in 2011. The award named in his honor is given annually to a Realtor who best exemplifies the spirit of honesty, integrity and ethics.

Bethany on 42nd in design competition

Bethany on 42nd, Fargo, is featured in the inaugural Senior Living by Design Awards competition sponsored by the Assisted Living Federation of America.

Bethany was among the facilities appearing in the November/December issue of Senior Living Executive, the magazine of ALFA.

The award program showcases projects with innovative design and functionality that promote independence. Bethany on 42nd was designed by YHR Partners architectural firm in Moorhead.

4 elected to BCBSND board of directors

Greg Glasner was re-elected as provider director on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota board of directors.Glasner is president and chief medical officer of the West Region of Essentia Health in Fargo.

Lynn Paulson was also re-elected to a consumer director position on the board. He is senior vice president and director of agribusiness development at Bell State Bank & Trust, Fargo.

Also elected as consumer directors were David Sprynczynatyk, Bismarck, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, and Casey Stoudt, Jamestown, president and owner of R.M. Stoudt Inc., a Ford dealership in Jamestown.