July 15, 2021 Melissa Lamar

Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. recently announced the election and appointment of new board members Louis Auletta, Jr. and Emma Romell at its annual board meeting in Farmington.

Louis Auletta, Jr. is president & CEO of Bauer, Inc. in Bristol, a world leader in designing and manufacturing aircraft component test equipment. His 38-year career with Bauer encompasses strategy, business development, international sales & marketing, operations and finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Hartford. In addition to Tunxis Community College Foundation, Auletta serves on several boards including as secretary/treasurer for Bristol Hospital, University of Hartford College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA), Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Engineering, and others. He resides in Burlington.

Emma Romell is the director of commercial finance at Stanley Access Technologies in Farmington. She joined the company in 2009, holding multiple positions, including pricing & business transformation analyst, market intelligence manager, functional transformation manager and senior global financial planning & analysis manager. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut, where she received a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA. Romell resides in Burlington.

Auletta and Romell join Tunxis Foundation board members Mary Bencivengo, Arthur Funk, John Gallant, Nancy Grassilli, Aaron Jainchill, Peter Kelley, Dhiraj Khosla, Fernando Macaro, Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, I. Todd Russell, James Scott, Ahmed Shaher, Lisa Simonetti and Robert Voight. Foundation officers are Cindy Bombard, president; Keith Bernier, vice president; Ty White, treasurer; Gene Prentiss, secretary; and Salvatore Vitrano, immediate past president.

Individuals who would like to get involved and enhance the experiences of students and the greater community by serving on Tunxis Community Foundation should contact Keith Madore, executive director, at 860.253.3041 or kmadore@asnuntuck.edu.

Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of faculty, business and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans. Visit the Tunxis Foundation website at www.tunxisfoundation.org.