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Executive Speaker Series

Each semester, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business hosts an Executive Speaker as part of our Executive Speaker Series. Our students and community enjoy a presentation and networking hour by a leading executive officer. Our past Executive Speakers include:

Howard Saffan poster

Howard Saffan, Principal, Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

Creating the new Amphitheater in Bridgeport

April 21, 2021

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Bill Finch, Former Mayor of the City of Bridgeport

So you want to run Government like a business?

September 30, 2020

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John S. Traynor, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, People's United Advisors

2020: The Olympics, the Election, and the Markets - Let the Games Begin!

September 24, 2019

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Mike Barlow, Author & Award Winning Journalist
Cornelia Levy-Bencheton, Marketing Strategist & Futurist

Smart Cities: Building a Better World for Future Generations Through Smart Design, Smart Engineering and Smart Planning

February 26, 2019

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Michael J. LaBella, Commercial Market President for Connecticut TD Bank

The Future of Banking in a Technology-Based Economy

September 27, 2018

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Stephanie Poster

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products

How to grow a small business in the world of big enterprise

April 3, 2018

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Adusei Poster

Vincencia Adusei, ‘02 ‘05 MBA President/CEO of VASE Management, LLC

From Graduate School to CEO in Construction

February 21, 2018

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Chandler Howard Poster

Chandler Howard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Bank

Leadership . . . . From the Ground Up

March 23, 2017

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Firlotte Charles Poster

Charles V. Firlotte, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion Water Company

Navigating Change In Turbulent Times

February 28, 2017

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LaTorra Poster

Heather LaTorra, President and Chief Executive Officer Marrakech, Inc.

Embracing Human Potential

November 15, 2016

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Kozodoy Poster

Peter Kozodoy, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer GEM Advertising

Landing on your Feet: How a Red-Headed Male Figure Skater Became an International Entrepreneur

October 25, 2016

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Joseph Siclare Poster

Joseph Siclare, Chief Financial Officer National Football League

The Business behind America’s Favorite Sport

April 25, 2016

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Dudley Poster

William C. Dudley, President and CeO Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Outlook on the National and Local Economy

April 8, 2016

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Cliff Ennico, Esq. Small business advisor, syndicated columnist, and host of the TV show MoneyHunt

How (Just About) Anybody Can Sell (Just About) Anything to (JustAbout)Anybody, and Still Feel Good About Themselves

March 30, 2016

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Sara M.Longobardi, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Banking at People’s United Bank

The Future of Retail Banking

November 9, 2015

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Juanita James Poster

Juanita T. James, President and CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Changing Business Career Sectors, Successfully

February 24, 2015

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Henry B. Haitz, III, President and Group Publisher Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Newspapers, Media and You

September 23, 2014

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Joseph Tracy Poster

Dr. Joseph Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The U.S. Economic Outlook

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow

Doing the Right Thing....Where Business and Ethics Intersect

February 25, 2014

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Conroy Poster

James A. Conroy, Partner Olympus Partners

“What is Private Equity and is it good or evil?”

October 21, 2013

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