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Capitol Bank Announces Leadership Promotions

For Immediate Release
Sara McCormick
Executive Assistant
710 N. High Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

Capitol Bank Announces Leadership Promotions

Madison, WI (May 15, 2024): 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.

About Capitol Bank: Capitol Bank, locally owned and operated, is committed to serving the communities in which we live, work, and do business. We are proud of the partnerships we have established with organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Greater Madison area. Our philosophy of community support is demonstrated at the corporate level, as well as in the time and energy our employees devote to our community each year. Capitol Bank is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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Lake Ridge Bank Announces Joanne Bell as Executive Assistant to Both President and CEO as DiFulvio Retires

May 13, 2024 (MADISON, Wis.) – Lake Ridge Bank is pleased to announce an expanded role for Joanne Bell as Executive Assistant for both Chief Executive Officer Jim Tubbs and President Paul Hoffmann, as well as handling the bank’s shareholder services.

Bell’s increased responsibilities reflects her exceptional service in this capacity for Hoffmann over the last six years. Lake Ridge Bank expanded her position to assist both bank leaders after Tubbs’ executive assistant, Tami DiFulvio, announced her retirement in early March to care for a loved one. DiFulvio also served as Secretary to the Lake Ridge Bank Board of Directors.

As part of her announcement, DiFulvio shared her thoughts about spending more than 16 years at the bank, saying, “I am so thankful to have worked for an institution and direct leader who appreciated what I brought to the team every day. It has truly been a joy to work alongside Jim Tubbs and the entire executive team at Lake Ridge Bank to serve families, businesses, and communities throughout Southern Wisconsin. I have met so many amazing, thoughtful, service-minded people during my time there.”

Joanne Bell can be reached at


Lake Ridge Bank’s mission is to “build prosperous communities, one relationship at a time.” For more than 100 years, this has meant getting to know each of our clients to offer personalized services to meet their specific financial goals. Lake Ridge Bank offers a full line of financial products and services. We focus on offering products and services to make your banking easy. Our business banking and mortgage lenders are trusted leaders in their field with the expertise to provide the right loan at the best rate possible for our clients. As a community bank, we are dedicated to reinvesting in, and making our communities great places to live, work and raise a family. Visit to learn more about how we can help you.

Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender

Lake Ridge Bank. Go Far. Go Together!

For additional information, please contact Mark Schellpfeffer at

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Angela Joyce Joins M3 as Director of Communications

Angela Joyce has joined M3 Insurance as the director of communications. In this role, she operates as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to M3’s sales and business development teams by equipping them with the knowledge they need to best serve our clients across all markets. Her role encompasses internal communications, sales enablement, public relations, and crisis communications as a part of M3’s Rapid Response & Recovery team. Additionally, Joyce ensures M3’s consistent messaging across all channels.

Prior to joining M3, Joyce held the position of communications director in the Wisconsin State Legislature for seven years, including serving in the highest-ranking leadership office. She managed external and rapid response communications while cultivating positive media relations with local and national news outlets. Joyce also led communication strategy and execution for the majority caucus, leveraging PR opportunities to promote legislative initiatives statewide.

Joyce earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Connecticut and her master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Edgewood College. Her prior experience makes her well-versed in public relations, strategy, and crisis communications. M3 is thrilled to have her join our team to further promote M3’s brand, initiatives, and achievements.

About M3

M3 is a top insurance broker and risk management firm in America. We’re leaders in the products we represent and the industries we serve. M3’s people are an extension of your team, providing world-class resources to help you manage risk, purchase insurance, and provide employee benefits. And our focus on community builds better places to live and work.

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Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint Welcomes Keemon Burgess

Evan Roeser
Franchise Communications Specialist
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.
Phone: (973) 401-5578

Monday, April 29, 2024

Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint Welcomes Keemon Burgess

Madison, Wisc. – Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint is proud to welcome Keemon Burgess to its team of talented and dedicated agents. Burgess assists clients in Madison County, Dane County, and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Keemon to our team,” said Robert Grether, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint. “Keemon is extremely hardworking and is dedicated to perfecting his knowledge and skills in the real estate world, which will greatly benefit his clients.”

As a Weichert® affiliated agent, Burgess has access to in-depth training programs, the latest technology, and the most powerful sales and marketing tools in the industry to help provide his clients with superior real estate service.

Burgess is deeply committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity as a real estate agent. He brings a wide array of experience and skills with him to the real estate industry, including customer service excellence through his time working with Trego/Dugan Airlines, and strong financial knowledge as he pursues a degree in accounting.

When he’s not serving clients, Burgess enjoys going to the gym, playing sports, video games, and reading. 

Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint is an independently owned and operated Weichert® affiliate. The office serves Central and Southern Wisconsin.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Lakepoint, located at 2045 Atwood Avenue, Suite 105 in Madison, call 608-721-8002 or visit             

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a top real estate franchisor established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, which has been in operation since 1969. The company provides a clearly defined business model for operating, managing, and marketing a real estate brokerage, along with industry-leading technology, marketing tools, and support. Its first affiliate opened in 2002, and the franchise network has since grown to over 360 offices, serving markets in over 40 states. The company has been named one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine for 20 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction nine years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit For more information about franchise opportunities, visit

Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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Jason Loewi Promoted to The QTI Group’s Vice President of Staffing

Madison, WI-April 29, 2024 (The QTI Group) – The QTI Group (QTI), the southcentral Wisconsin staffing and human resources consulting firm headquartered in Madison, announced the promotion of QTI employee Jason Loewi from Director of Staffing to Vice President of Staffing.

As the newly appointed Vice President of Staffing, Loewi will play a pivotal role in QTI’s continued growth and success in industrial and administrative staffing across five branch locations. He looks forward to continuing to build strong customer relationships and deliver value to QTI’s clients. The expertise, dedication, and experience Loewi brings to the new role mark an exciting new chapter for QTI.

Loewi’s career at QTI began as a young child, helping the family business by picking up trash in the parking lot on weekends. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Loewi joined QTI as a recruiter. Over the past 12 years, he has worked at nearly every QTI branch and shared his passion for finding creative staffing solutions with clients statewide. Loewi is dedicated to being involved in his community and currently serves on the Board of Wisconsin Staffing Association.

“Staffing is a unique field in that your business is people. Finding good people good jobs is at the root of what we do, and serving as VP of Staffing is the next step to helping employees and businesses across Wisconsin meet their employment needs,” says Loewi.

About The QTI Group

Founded in 1957 as a small staffing agency, The QTI Group has grown to be a full-service, privately owned human resources firm. QTI’s key service areas include staffing, professional, technical, and executive search, and HR consulting. QTI has a people-first focus and a commitment to helping business reach their full potential through people, The QTI Group is headquartered in Madison, WI, and has five branch locations in Wisconsin.