Diverse group of five joins Cheshire Academy Board of Trustees
July 27, 2021
At its May meeting, the Cheshire Academy Board of Trustees elected five new trustees, all of whom bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience from their professional and personal lives.
The new trustees are Ronald Bergamo Jr. P’13, Angelina Casanova ’00, Bart A. DePetrillo ’87, Praveen R. Savalgi ’06, and Edgar B. Vinal ’86, P’16, ’19.
Bergamo, of Cheshire, Connecticut, is owner and president of the marketing consulting firm Impact Production Group, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree in information systems from Quinnipiac University’s School of Business. Bergamo is chair of the board of directors for Ball & Socket Arts, a nonprofit organization working to transform the former Ball & Socket Factory in Cheshire into a world-class arts and entertainment complex. He also served as co-chairman for the Victorian House Open golf tournament, which benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project. He and his wife Sharon are parents of Jonathan, Class of 2013.
Casanova currently serves as the national legislative affairs manager for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, a position she has held since May 2010. She is also chair of the tribe’s economic development company, Command Holdings, and co-owns Native Way Blend, LLC, an official Dunkin’ Donuts franchise with a Foxwoods Resort Casino location. She received her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from Towson University and her graduate certificate in business and corporate communications from Harvard Extension School. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and has two children: Leonard Bell II and Nylah Morningstar.
DePetrillo, of Park City, Utah, is an entrepreneur and investor. At Cheshire Academy, he was involved in all facets of the school community, including athletics and student activities. Following CA, DePetrillo went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in computer science from Boston University, and his master’s degree in computer science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is owner of bartologie LLC; from 2000 until 2009, he was chief executive officer and owner of newtelligence AG.
Savalgi is a cybersecurity risk manager for Raytheon Technologies. He also leads the executive team at SCI Education, a federally registered organization dedicated to strategic training in business management and entrepreneurship designed for emerging economies. Savalgi received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Charter Oak State College and his MBA from the University of Dayton, and is both a certified project management professional (PMI-PMP) and information systems security professional (CISSP). He currently lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Vinal, of Southington, Connecticut, is the national operations manager at IT service management company Canon Business Process Services Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. He has been working at Canon for 24 years. Vinal graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in European studies and civilization, and currently lives in Southington, Connecticut, with his wife, Susan. They are parents of Blakely Vinal ’16 and Cassidy Vinal ’19.