2019 Wall of Honor Dinner


 NHS Alumni Association

Annual Wall of Honor Celebration

Sunday October 6, 2019   3:30-6:30pm 

Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

Cocktail Party and Program with Cash Bar


Frank J. Esposito, Class of 1946

Posthumously awarded. Frank left Norwalk High to serve in the US Army during the Korean War. A highly successful businessman in Norwalk for over 25 years, he began his political career in 1970 as a Housing Authority Commissioner. He served on the Norwalk Common Council, the Connecticut General Assembly, and with his first lady Louise, as Mayor of the City of Norwalk from 1987-2001. A member of numerous community organizations, Frank passed away in 2013 and was recognized last year when the road behind City Hall was named “Honorable Frank J. Esposito Way.”


Andrew Fraser, Class of 1985

A talented football player at Norwalk High, he went on to captain his Cornell University football team, the 1988 Ivy League Champions; and was named captain of the 1989 Japan Bowl all-star team. After hanging up the cleats, Drew was active as a youth sports coach and a volunteer for Special Olympics. Formerly holding executive leadership positions at Whirlpool, Clorox, and Procter & Gamble, he recently retired, as the CEO of Method Products in San Francisco, the largest and fastest growing eco-friendly cleaning and personal care company in the world.


William Gardella, Class of 1956

The longest active member of the Exchange Club of Norwalk, Bill served for multiple terms as Secretary, Treasurer, and President, and has been instrumental in fundraising for the Club. A volunteer and former Chair of the Norwalk YMCA, he served on the Board of Trustees until the agency closed in the early 2000s. A veteran of the US Navy, he returned to the states in 1959 to work in the family business, Rex Marine Center. Managing Ascension Beach Club for many years until it closed after superstorm Sandy, he has served as President of Rex Marine since 1986.


Kimberly J Burgo, Class of 1981

Mrs. Kim Burgo is currently Vice President of the national Disaster Operations office for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) based in Alexandria VA.  With 35 years of non-profit experience, she has participated in, and/or led, social service based disaster response and recovery programming in 25 countries, as well as in the United States and US Territories.  Her knowledge and experience in the areas of humanitarian assistance, disaster response operations and emergency services led Kim to her current work; addressing the many aspects of human vulnerability, suffering, and poverty while seeking and implementing long term sustainable solutions at the national, regional, community and individual level.


Robert W. McGuire, Class of 1964

Bob began his life-long career in telecommunications at Southern New England Telephone company. Moving to Silicon Valley in 1972, he built his expertise through executive positions and joint ventures with some of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Currently he is the CEO of US Telecom Advanced Technology systems that designed the first multi-language “Operating Software Systems” in the Central and Eastern European market.

Information about tickets and program boosters will be available at www.norwalkhs.org