Leaders and Legends

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

44 episodes of Leaders and Legends since the first episode, which aired on February 1st, 2019.

  • 12: Marc Allan, Media Critic and Journalist

    Episode  |  April 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Marc Allan is a Seinfeld expert, a music expert, and one of the absolute best people you will ever meet. As he celebrates his retirement from Butler University this week, we spent an hour with him to discuss the most memorable encounters of his journalism career. Please listen to one of the most honest and candid reporters in the history of Indianapolis.

  • 11: Sherry Seiwert, President of Downtown Indy Inc.

    Episode  |  April 15th, 2019  |  59 mins 2 secs

    Sherry Seiwert, president of Downtown Indy Inc., is a perfect example of the leadership that makes our city prosper and grow. As Indianapolis is the economic engine for the state, our downtown is the economic engine for our city. Sherry is a life-long resident of Indy, an IPS kid, and a proud Hoosier. Please listen and share our discussion with one of the most engaging people I’ve ever met.

  • 10: Shelly Fitzgerald

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2019  |  51 mins 31 secs

    Shelly Fitzgerald has dedicated her life to helping others. She became a focus of intense media and community scrutiny based on events at Roncalli High School last fall. She was engaging, honest, fun, and funny while joining us for the “Leaders and Legends” podcast. We also are thrilled to welcome Danielle Shockey, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, as an occasional co-host. As noted before, “Leaders and Legends” has partnered with the Girl Scouts for both a title sponsorship and a tantalizing number of cookies.

  • 9: Tom Coverdale, 1998's Indiana Mr. Basketball and IU Point Guard

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Noblesville’s Tom Coverdale was Indiana Mr. Basketball in 1998 and the point guard on Indiana University’s Final Four team in 2002. As we approach the end of the NCAA tournament, let’s listen to Tom talk about the experience of being recruited by Bob Knight, and what it was like on campus when IU fired its legendary basketball coach. Tom also discusses the game in which IU beat a legendary Duke team in the Sweet Sixteen.

  • 8: Ryan Vaughn, President of the Indiana Sports Corporation

    Episode  |  March 25th, 2019  |  56 mins 51 secs

    Former prosecutor, former City-County Council President, former chief of staff to Mayor Greg Ballard, Ryan Vaughn is one of the most respected and accomplished leaders in Indianapolis. A proud Ben Davis graduate and current president of the Indiana Sports Corporation, Ryan talks about his career in politics, in government, and how the work of the Sports Corp. is building on the legacy of previous generations.

  • 7: John Mutz and Louis Mahern, Former Indiana Lt. Governor and Former State Senator

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    John Mutz and Louis Mahern are what bi-partisan friendship and collaboration are all about. Mutz, Republican and former lieutenant governor & Mahern, Democrat and former state senator, take us through their careers, their friendship, and how they’ve seen Indianapolis prosper during the past five decades. Please listen to Louis tell us what it was like to work for recently-departed Senator Birch Bayh. It truly was an honor to be in the company of these incredible gentlemen.

  • 6: Theresa Wells-Ditton, Former WTHR-TV News Director

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2019  |  56 mins 35 secs

    Theresa Wells-Ditton is one of city’s most well-liked and respected journalists. For more than 30 years Theresa has been a leader for television news. Please listen to this remarkable and life-long Hoosier describe why journalism is more important today than ever and what she would tell President Trump if given the opportunity.

  • 5: David Barras, Former WISH-TV News Anchor

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2019  |  54 mins 24 secs

    David Barras is one of the good guys. Today on “Leaders and Legends” we turn the tables on one of Indianapolis media’s best interviewers. Dave retired from WISH-TV not long ago, and all of us in the PR world miss working with him. Please listen to Dave as he takes us through his career and his thoughts on how Indianapolis has changed since he came to Indy nearly 40 years ago.

  • 4: Jim Shella, Former WISH-TV Political Reporter

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2019  |  59 mins 8 secs

    'Leaders and Legends’ is extremely fortunate to have local media legend Jim Shella on our podcast. No reporter with whom I ever worked was more knowledgeable about their beat and how their coverage could impact his fellow Hoosiers. Irreverent as always, Jim shares some terrific stories and treats us more than once to his famous laugh. Hope you enjoy our conversation.

  • 3: Stevi Stoesz and Amanda Kingsbury, Executive Director of the City Market and Journalist

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2019  |  53 mins 53 secs

    “Stevi Stoesz and Amanda Kingsbury joined the ‘Leaders and Legends’ podcast, and we had a terrific, thought-provoking discussion. These two leaders remain at the forefront of so many important issues facing our city. We are very fortunate to be able to share their perspectives on our culture, our media, and what Indianapolis needs to do to keep growing.”

  • 2: Bill Benner, Executive Director of the Pacers Foundation

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2019  |  51 mins 32 secs

    A sports journalist in Indiana for 45 years, Bill Benner is one of the most respected and well-liked figures in the history of Indianapolis media. Bill has covered some of our city’s (and the world’s) most popular sporting events, and delighted all of us with this witty and insightful commentary. Join us as Bill talks about his career in the media and how he’s seen Indianapolis grow and change over the years.

  • 1: Greg Ballard, Former Mayor of Indianapolis

    Episode  |  February 1st, 2019  |  49 mins

    Leaders and Legends feature some of Indiana’s most fascinating men and women whose impact has shaped our state, our communities, and us. Join us as we discuss their imprint on our history. The program is hosted by Robert Vane, principal of Veteran Strategies.

    Leaders and Legends is brought to you by Veteran Strategies, Inc. your local veteran business enterprise specializing in public relations, media relations, public outreach, crisis communications, and digital photography. Learn more at www.veteranstrategies.com