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Capitol Bank Announces Leadership Promotions

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Capitol Bank’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the next phase of its internal leadership transition plan, which reinforces Capitol Bank’s continued growth and support of its customers, businesses, and local organizations.

Promotions effective July 1st, 2024:

  • Ken Thompson will transition from CEO to Executive Chairman of the Board.
  • Justin Hart will succeed Ken Thompson as Capitol Bank’s third Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ami Myrland will be promoted to President and Chief Financial Officer.

Thompson had this to say:
"This natural next step in the Bank's growth maintains consistency in the mission, vision, and values the Bank was founded on more than 25 years ago. Our customers value relationship-focused leadership and consistency, so I take great pride in this transition of Bank leadership to two outstanding bankers who I’ve worked with so closely over the years. Justin and Ami are well suited for their expanded roles and the ongoing support of our full executive management team. My focus going forward is to provide future guidance to Bank leadership, customer engagement, shareholder relations, community involvement and banking advocacy.”

Justin Hart has been with Capitol Bank since 2007 and has held leadership positions including Senior Lender and Bank President. As CEO, Justin will continue his predecessor’s work to support Capitol Bank’s vision to be the most trusted community Bank where relationships drive success. Justin holds a B.S. in Finance, an MBA and is a graduate from UW's Graduate School of Banking. He currently serves on the boards of directors for American Family Children's Hospital and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.

Ami Myrland joined Capitol Bank as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2019 and has more than 20 years of banking experience. In her role as President, Ami will retain CFO responsibilities and focus on the areas of retail, finance, marketing, technology, risk management, and human resources. Ami holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and is a graduate from UW’s Graduate School of Banking. She currently serves on the FHLB of Chicago Member Advisory Committee and on the boards of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. Ami was named CFO of the Year by InBusiness Magazine in 2023.

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