Board of Directors


Kenneth D. Thompson
President & CEO, Capitol Bank
Chairman of the Board

Community involvement is important to Ken. He has been involved with a number of local non-profits, including American Family Children’s Hospital, Agrace HospiceCare and the Breakfast Optimist Club of Madison. He is currently serving as the Chair for the Wisconsin Bankers Association Board of Directors.

Sean Cleary - Cleary Building Corp.

Sean Cleary
President of Cleary Holdings Inc., Cleary Building Corp., and Cleary Transport LLC.

Sean graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. He has worked in a leadership capacity at Cleary Building Corp. since 1985. Additionally, Sean owns and manages five real estate limited liability companies, along with a consulting company. Read More…


Joseph P. Hildebrandt
Managing Director
DaneVest Tech Fund I, LP
Phenomenelle Angels Fund I
Secretary, Capitol Bankshares, Inc.

In addition to general corporate and real estate clients, Joe counseled new businesses and developing companies. He was a co-organizer, officer & director of the Downtown Madison Partners, Inc. and Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Inc.


Erik S. Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Hy Cite Corporation

Erik is an experienced businessman, community supporter and philanthropist. Erik’s strong business background provides valuable insight into the unique needs of our business clients.

Mark Koehl, CPA
Retired, Wipfli LLP

Mark is an accomplished CPA that spent nearly 40 years working with community banks in the State of Wisconsin before his retirement from Wipfli LLP in 2019. Mark’s history in the banking industry, combined with his experience serving on various boards, allows him to navigate strategic initiatives for Capitol Bank.


Gerald C. Peterson
Owner, Peterson Investments
Treasurer, Capitol Bankshares, Inc.

Jerry has 45 years experience as a business owner, real estate developer, and entrepreneur, with a strong financial and managerial background. He is an Honors graduate of UW Madison.


Theodore J. Richards
Chairman of the Board, Strand Associates, Inc.

In 1984, Ted assumed the reins of Strand Associates, Inc. and almost immediately started the expansion of the company by opening offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Arizona.


Robert W. Tensfeldt
Private Investor

Bill’s experience as a COO for a 450 employee manufacturing company has taught him to be disciplined and consistent in his decision-making process as well as thoughtful in seeing others’ points of view.


Albert L. Toon, Jr.
Olson Toon Landscaping, Inc.
Private Investor
Vice President, Capitol Bankshares, Inc.

Al has varied experience in real estate and other business endeavors. His standing in the community helps bring recognition to the Capitol Bank brand.

Verona Advisory Board

Susan Armstrong, M.P.T. 
Owner, Stellar Rehabilitation, LLC

Susan has been the owner of Stellar Rehabilitation in Verona since 2004. Susan has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also past-president of the Fitchburg-Verona Rotary Club. Her personal and professional connections to the Verona community help us to provide the best banking experience for our Verona customers.


Sean M. Cleary
President, Cleary Building Corporation

Sean has been an “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award winner, and Cleary Building also received the “Family Business of the Year” award in 2012.


Mary L. Feldt
Retired President & CEO, Park Towne Management, Inc.

Mary has worked for Park Towne for over 43 years. During that time she has worked with many businesses in commercial real estate and knows what they need to survive and excel.

Brett D Hoeft - Partner/Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinics, S.C.

Brett D Hoeft, DC, FACO, FICC
Partner/Luedtke-Storm-Mackey Chiropractic Clinics, S.C.

Brett is a Partner at LSM Chiropractic in Madison. His numerous memberships include the American Chiropractic Association Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics, and the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.


Mike L. Petta
Retired Market President / Verona Capitol Bank

Mike is past Optimist Club board member, past president of the Verona Chamber, and a founder of Middleton and Verona Business Watch Partnership with the local police departments.

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