Jamie Pollard, AD at Iowa State, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of creating an environment where people feel valued. Pollard talks about his process of helping new hires embrace the culture at Iowa State athletics. He goes into detail about his very intentional efforts to get to know everyone who is in his department. Pollard also give insight into his 'Athletic Director Unplugged' meetings.
Kentucky State's Etienne Thomas joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on a number of topics ranging from working in compliance to hiring a football coach. With a little over a year in the AD chair, Thomas talks about the people and inflection points which helped moved her career forward. She mentions working for veteran leaders, such as Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree and Tom Bowen, who gave her responsibilities beyond her initial role in compliance.
Coach Glenn Caruso, Head Football Coach at University of St. Thomas (MN), visits the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of coaching amidst all the changes happening within the athletics program. He talks about the culture of habits and how focusing on the season is a habit that hasn't been broken within the football program. Caruso also heaps praise on VP & Director of Athletics, Phil Esten, on how he has led the department through a unique transition.