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.

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • PlayerFM
  • Listen Notes
  • Samsung
  • Podchaser
  • BoomPlay


3 days ago

He was born in New York and raised in Arkansas. But Kristian Andersen calls Indianapolis home and it’s not by accident. In episode 136, this self-described “restless opportunity seeker” talks about innovation and Indy’s emerging national profile that he says is more Sun Belt than Rust Belt.

Monday Sep 18, 2023

She grew up in the tiny Dubois County town of Ferdinand with a passion to blaze her own trail. From pioneering success in the male-dominated world of engineering, to politics to leading the nation's largest singly-accredited community college system, Sue Ellspermann has done just that. In episode 135, she talks about her path the president ‘s office and why Ivy Tech’s mission is tied to Indiana’s future success.

Monday Sep 11, 2023

IndyStar columnist Gregg Doyel is passionate about writing…and not just about sports. In this episode, he talks about his long and winding road to Indy, plays a game of name association, and reveals two big items on his bucket list. 

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

“It was just his humanity. He was very attuned to business issues and equally attuned to human issues.” As president of Bloomington-based Cook Group, Pete Yonkman leads a multi-billion company with some 12,000 employees. And while the Crown Point native is always focused on the medical device company’s bottom line, he is also acutely aware of the legacy of founders Bill and Gayle Cook, who sought to change lives, one community at a time.

Monday Aug 28, 2023

It has been quite a ride for Hoosier native Drew Storen. His talent and drive to win would carry him to a state baseball championship at Brownsburg High School, then on to Stanford University and ultimately Major League Baseball. Now Drew is taking aim on a new passion. In episode 132, he talks baseball, bourbon and crafting his own field of dreams.

Monday Aug 21, 2023

“Instead of running from it, hiding from it, or acting like it didn’t exist, I tried to leverage it.“ Former standout athlete Travis Brown talks about an epiphany in a pawn shop that changed his life and led to the creation of a successful marketing agency and his mission to empower people and brands.

Monday Aug 14, 2023

When it comes to military might, Indiana punches well above its weight. While the state ranks 16th in population, it is home to the 4th largest National Guard unit in the nation. The man in charge of making sure Indiana’s more than 12,000 guardsmen and women remain at the ready is Salem, Indiana native Major General R. Dale Lyles. In episode 130, he talks about how the military changed his life, Indiana’s golden opportunity in the defense sector, and the constant battle for talent.

Monday Aug 07, 2023

“Anybody who thinks that life is a straight line up, hasn’t lived life.” From radio visionary to Major League Baseball owner, Letterman to Imus, Jeff Smulyan has had quite a ride. In episode 129, he shares some of the best stories from his book, Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down. The Ups, Downs and Reinvention of an Entrepreneur.

Monday Jul 31, 2023

“It’s not just professional basketball, it has to feel like the people’s building.” Pacers Sports & Entertainment VP Danny Lopez dishes some inside scoop on the $360 million renovation of Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the second largest in NBA history. But this son of Cuban immigrants has a story that extends beyond basketball. In episode 128, he talks life lessons learned growing up in 1960s Miami, the importance of diversity and his passion for public service.

Monday Jul 24, 2023

A professor’s daughter, WGU Indiana President Alison Bell was destined for a career in higher education. In episode 127, the Muncie native talks about the WGU model, the state of higher education and overcoming a fear of public speaking.

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Version: 20230822