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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The University of Bridgeport's Executive Speakers Series continues, with speakers including the host of the show "Money Hunt," a leader of the Federal Reserve and the chief financial officer of the NFL over the next month.

The series is free, but due to limited seating, preregistration is strongly encouraged: contact Eileen Zoppi at or 203-576-4384.

Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. -- Cliff Ennico, "How (Just About) Anybody Can Sell (Just About) Anything to (Just About) Anybody, and Still Feel Good About Themselves" -- Ennico is an attorney, small-business adviser and television host of "Money Hunt." The PBS show ran from 1994 to 2003 and it is widely considered to have inspired "SharkTank."

His syndicated weekly advice column, Succeeding in Your Business, has been called the "Ann Landers of the business world." Ennico has represented over 15,000 small businesses and early-stage technology companies in his 35-year career, and he's written several books. He currently has a law and small-business consulting practice in Fairfield.

Friday, April 8, 8-9:30 a.m. -- William Dudley, "Outlook on the National and Local Economy" -- Dudley became the 10th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2009. He serves as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation's monetary policy.

Previously, he was executive vice president of the Markets Group at the New York Fed, and a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs. He is a member of the board of directors of the BIS and chairman of the Economic Club of New York.

Monday, April 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. -- Joseph Siclare, "The Business Behind America's Favorite Sport" -- Siclare was named CFO of the NFL in October 2011, reporting directly to the NFL commissioner. He is responsible for the financial management of the league-level business entities as well as overseeing various business function areas. He was previously its controller and treasurer.

All lectures will be held at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, Louis S. Jacobson Lecture Hall, 230 Park Ave., in Bridgeport.

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