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:

Business of Sports Symposium Flyer

Bill Manning, President, Toronto FC President, Toronto Argonauts
Brendan Donohue, President, NBA 2K League
John Mathers, Bridgeport Islanders Management Consultant

The Business of Sports: a Free Symposium

September 23, 2023


Manisha Juthani and Tom St. Louis poster

Manisha Juthani, MD, Commissioner of Public Health
Tom St. Louis, Director, Public Health Workforce Development

Communities Need Public Health and Public Health Needs You!

April 5, 2023


Anne Diamond poster

Anne Diamond, President, Bridgeport Hospital and Executive VP, Yale New Haven Health

Responding to Rapid Change in Health Care

November 2, 2022


Ben Zachs poster

Ben Zachs, Founder and Executive of Fine Fettle

Entrepreneurship and Cannabis

April 26, 2021


Maritza Bond poster

Maritza Bond, Director of Health, City of New Haven

Leading in the New Era

October 14, 2021


Howard Saffan poster

Howard Saffan, Principal, Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

Creating the new Amphitheater in Bridgeport

April 21, 2021


Bill Finch poster

Bill Finch, Former Mayor of the City of Bridgeport

So you want to run Government like a business?

September 30, 2020


John Traynor poster

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


Barlow & Levy-Bencheton Poster

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


Michael LaBella Poster

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

The Future of Banking in a Technology-Based Economy

September 27, 2018


Stephanie Blackwell Poster

Stephanie Blackwell, Founder and President of Aurora Products

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

April 3, 2018


Vincencia Adusei Poster

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

From Graduate School to CEO in Construction

February 21, 2018


Chandler Howard Poster

Chandler Howard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Bank

Leadership . . . . From the Ground Up

March 23, 2017


Charles Firlotte Poster

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

Navigating Change In Turbulent Times

February 28, 2017


Heather LaTorra Poster

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

Embracing Human Potential

November 15, 2016


Peter 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


Joseph Siclare Poster

Joseph Siclare, Chief Financial Officer National Football League

The Business behind America’s Favorite Sport

April 25, 2016


William Dudley Poster

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

Outlook on the National and Local Economy

April 8, 2016


Cliff Ennico Poster

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


Longobardi Poster

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

The Future of Retail Banking

November 9, 2015


Juanita James Poster

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

Changing Business Career Sectors, Successfully

February 24, 2015


Henry Haitz Poster

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

Newspapers, Media and You

September 23, 2014


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


Bigelow Poster

Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow

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

February 25, 2014


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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