Michele Napoli Etzel of Madison who is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CBIA member North Branford-based National Graphics, Inc. has been selected to receive a Connecticut Region - National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) Wise Women Award.

Founded in 1980, NOIAW, is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry. NOIAW serves its members through cultural programs and networking opportunities, and supports young women through nationally acclaimed scholarship, mentoring and cultural exchange programs.

The other two women selected for the Conneticut Region are Elaine Pagliaro, Forensic Scientist at The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science and Fran Pastore Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Women's Business Development Council.

Picture provided by NOIAW