Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Ruthina Malone

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 Ruthina Malone, Department Administrator for the University of Iowa Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and member of the Iowa City Community School District Board. Tom talks to Ruthina about her passion for her work with the school board, how she has used her second term to make sure the progress of the district keeps moving forward, her thoughts on reality television, and why she refuses to get her driver’s license.


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.