Business & Beyond with Gerry Dick

Business and Beyond with Gerry Dick is a weekly conversation with Indiana leaders in business, politics, sports, entertainment…and beyond. The 30-minute podcast explores the successes, failures and memorable moments that have shaped the lives of high profile, high-performing individuals with a Hoosier connection. Inspirational, informative and sometimes emotional, Business and Beyond is an intimate conversation with well-known guests who share their personal, unfiltered stories and what motivates them in their daily pursuit of success and happiness, personally and professionally.

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Episodes

4 days ago

As we wrap up season three of the podcast, we are taking a pause to gear up for a fantastic season four. You can look forward to a big name headlining our season-opener next week. In the meantime, enjoy this revisit with Pacers Sports and Entertainment CEO Rick Fuson, who is retiring this month after more than four decades with the organization.  
 

Monday Jun 03, 2024

As we wrap up season three of the podcast, we are taking a pause to gear up for a fantastic season four. You can look forward to a big name headlining our season-opener in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, enjoy this revisit with outgoing University of Southern Indiana President Ron Rochon, the dynamic educator who recently announced his departure to lead Cal State Fullerton.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

He’s bullish on Indiana’s future, but Bret Swanson says the state needs to think big to create the workforce and economy it wants. The president of Zionsville-based Entropy Economics talks AI disruption, a manufacturing renaissance and why he believes entrepreneurship can be Indiana’s ticket to success.

Monday May 20, 2024

She grew up in Fort Wayne and dreamed of one day breaking barriers and leading her hometown.  And while it didn’t happen in the way in which she would have liked, Sharon Tucker is relishing her new role. The city’s first Black female mayor talks about her inspiration to lead, the importance of neighborhoods and what’s next for Indiana’s second-largest city.

Monday May 13, 2024

Indiana’s Secretary of Commerce is leading an economic development strategy that represents a sea change for the state. Aggressively going after the investment and jobs the state wants rather than waiting for the phone to ring. It is an approach that is yielding record results. In this episode, David Rosenberg talks opportunities and critical challenges for the state and how his Hoosier roots serve as motivation to make things happen.

Monday May 06, 2024

From her days as an All-America student-athlete to leading enforcement at the NCAA to now leading a Division I athletic conference, Julie Roe Lach has never shied away from a challenge. In this episode, the commissioner of the Horizon League talks about challenges and opportunities for mid-major conferences, the chaotic landscape of collegiate sports, and playing pick-up basketball in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

Monday Apr 29, 2024

He didn’t grow up on a farm, but his small-town upbringing has helped shape his leadership style and vision for Indiana’s agbioscience sector. Meet Agrinovus Indiana CEO Mitch Frazier: military veteran, tech entrepreneur and a firm believer in what could be Indiana’s next big thing.

Monday Apr 22, 2024

As a child growing up in Evansville, Stephanie Terry dreamed of one day being a doctor. But instead of serving patients, she is now serving the residents of Evansville as the city’s first woman and first African American mayor. In this episode, she talks about priorities, her call to service and what makes Evansville and southwest Indiana special.  

Monday Apr 15, 2024

She began her career as a management consultant in Boston, but a summer internship would launch a difference-making career in Indianapolis.  Fairbanks Foundation CEO Claire Fiddian-Green has led the Indianapolis-based organization since 2015 and is embarking on ambitious initiative to help redefine the workforce in Indiana. In this episode, she talks about the potential of apprenticeships and how they could be game changers for the Hoosier economy.

Monday Apr 08, 2024

The Mira Awards, the annual celebration of technology and innovation in Indiana,  is turning 25 this year and marking the occasion with some big changes. Techpoint’s “Oscars of Tech” is moving to Old National Centre in downtown Indy. CEO Ting Gootee explains the reasons for the move, the importance of the event and offers her take on Indiana’s tech community.

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