Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Lisa Bluder

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 Lisa Bluder, head coach of the Women’s Basketball Program at the University of Iowa. Tom talks to Lisa about the beginning of her career and how she became a successful collegiate basketball coach at a young age, the current state of the Iowa Women’s Basketball Program, and what the future holds for her and the team. The two also discuss her family, her opinions on the matter of “Name, Image, and Likeness”, and why she believes women’s basketball is the purest form of the sport.

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.