NFA announces leadership changes to Academy and Foundation boards

Norwich, CT (November 12, 2019) – DeVol Joyner was appointed chair of the Norwich Free Academy Board of Trustees, and Todd Postler ‘81 was appointed president of the NFA Foundation Board of Trustees at the corporation’s annual meeting held last week.  

Joyner, who works for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in the Chief of Staff’s office, succeeds Sarette Williams ‘78, and Postler, who is the director of sales and business development for Seconn Manufacturing group, succeeds Keith Fontaine ‘78. Both were appointed to three-year terms.

“Norwich Free Academy is the leading school of choice in the region and a model of educational excellence,” said Joyner. “I am grateful for this opportunity as we continue to educate students ‘prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness’ while guarding the very independence on which the Academy was founded.”

“The NFA Foundation plays a vital role in the success of the Academy,” Postler said. “Through the generosity of an outstanding alumni and donor base, we are able to support the Academy in a way that helps maintain tuition at an exceptional value, often below the per-pupil cost of students in our partner districts.”

Last year, the Foundation provided $1.75 million in general operating support of NFA, with a five-year total of $6 million. Additionally, the foundation distributed nearly $400,000 in scholarships and awards to more than 300 students.

In other business, Chris Jewell, chief financial officer and principal of Collins & Jewell, was elected to the NFA Board of Trustees. Additionally, Angel Moran ’03 and Chris Gauthier ’99 were elected Corporators.