Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Brad Kunkel

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 monthly podcast, “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” presented by (his employer) West Bank.

In the latest episode, Tom sits down with Brad Kunkel, sheriff for Johnson County. Tom talks to Brad about his background and family, his experience running for sheriff, what a day in the life of a sheriff looks like, how he has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and limited space in the Johnson County jail, and how he views his relationship, and the relationship of officers, with the public.


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.