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Episode 32: Jennifer Banta, President of United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties
Episode 3228th February 2023 • Tom Cilek's New Best Friend • Corridor Media Group
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Meet Tom's New Best Friend: Jennifer Banta, President and CEO of United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties.

Tom talks to Jennifer about her work with United Way since she began back in November, including an inside look at their fundraising efforts, how they serve multiple counties, and their current initiatives in providing access to education, healthcare, and financial stability. Additionally, Jennifer shares a bit about herself, including why she decided to call Iowa home, her work as a Master Gardener, and how she has inadvertently started a prairie movement. 

This podcast is sponsored by West Bank, a community bank providing services to consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses throughout Iowa and Minnesota. For more information, visit

This is Tom Cilek's New Best Friend, the monthly podcast from the Corridor Media Group. Meet Tom Cilek - he's the senior vice president of a bank, a reformed lawyer, and one of the Corridor's most connected business leaders. He loves making new friends, and making things happen in Eastern Iowa. Catch his inside conversations with the region's leading business minds in this hit monthly podcast.

This is a Corridor Media Group podcast: Bringing critical business news, thoughtful analysis, and valuable strategic insights for business leaders throughout Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities. For more information, visit

This episode was produced by the L.A.S. Media Group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For more information, visit