David Strege, a partner at Syverson Strege and Co., has been appointed to the board of the National Endowment for Financial Education. Strege is a senior-level financial planner with Syverson Strege, a fee-only financial planning firm in West Des Moines. In 1997, the Central Iowa chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning, now the Financial Planning Association, awarded Strege the Ric Jorgenson Award, presented annually to the financial planning professional who exemplifies excellence and high standards in the field and the community. Strege also was ranked by Worth magazine as one of the top financial advisers in the U.S. for his work on a team that won two national awards for financial planning case studies.