Judge Haskell named to AARC Board

Retired South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell has been named a member of the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) Board of Directors.

Judge Haskell was appointed recently by the AARC Board of Directors to replace Aruna Seth, who resigned for personal reasons. She had been on the AARC Board since 2007.

Greg Gunderson, AARC Board Chair, said the board appreciates Aruna’s dedication and long service. “She has been a valuable member for many years, and we are sad to see her go,” he said. Meanwhile, he said, Judge Haskell will be a welcome addition to the board.

Judge Haskell, who has his law degree from the University of North Dakota, served as assistant state’s attorneys in both Morton and Burleigh counties before being elected South Central District Judge in 1994, serving until his retirement in December 2018. Earlier this year, he was presented AARC’s 25th annual Love Without Fear Award for his understanding – both professionally and personally – of what victims were experiencing.

Other board members include vice chair Shawna Piatz, Chief Auditor, North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System; secretary Tamara Barber, business consultant; treasurer Dave Clark, retired Executive Vice President, Bismarck State College; Kevin Stadler, senior vice president for commercial lending, BNC National Bank; Mike Lund, relief sales support, Bimbo Bakeries; Justin Currie, vice president-corporate controller, BNC National Bank; and Christine Hogan, attorney for the North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project.