Skip to main content
October 05, 2020

DES MOINES, IA – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Forsyth has been named as the recipient of the 2020 Impact Award from the Iowa Asian Alliance (IAA). The Impact Award is given at the discretion of the IAA board of directors to honor an individual who has made notable contributions to the IAA and the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities.

"I have always believed we can make a difference by supporting meaningful change in our communities. The Iowa Asian Alliance is doing that and so much more," said Forsyth. "I am honored to receive this award and wish them many more years of growth and success."

"John has helped the Iowa Asian Alliance bring our culture to life for more than 50,000 CelebrAsian attendees each year," said Nu Huynh, IAA's executive director. "His steadfast support has not only helped our organization, it also allowed us to create the Wellmark Health and Wellness Village to promote the importance of health and well-being in our communities."

The award was presented virtually by Huynh and IAA Board member Denver Ritz. See their message for Forsyth External Site.