If you’ve been in the Corridor business community for even a short time, you already know Tom Cilek. He’s a senior vice president at a bank, a former lawyer and one of the Corridor’s most connected business leaders. He loves making new friends, and making things happen in Eastern Iowa.

We’ve decided to capture Tom’s inside conversations with the region’s leading business minds in a new monthly podcast, “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” presented by (his employer) West Bank.

In the latest episode, Tom sits down with Broderick Binns, director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for University of Iowa Athletics, to talk about the need for tough conversations and what it’s like to pick up the phone to create new connections to make a difference in the community. Mr. Binns also will share personal Hawkeye glory stories. Sponsored by West Bank.

Listen above or at your favorite podcast platforms, including iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher. And don’t miss our other CBJ podcasts, Real Success with Nate Kaeding and Diversity Straight Up.