Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Geoff Fruin

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 Geoff Fruin, city manager of Iowa City. Tom talks to Geoff about his work as City Manager for the past five years, the city improvement projects that are currently underway, and how the city has navigated both the pandemic and social movements of the past 18 months. The two also discuss what drives local leadership and how the city’s leadership is looking toward the future.

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.