Leadership Change

Change of Command at Capital K9s

Effective January 1, 2015, leadership changes will take place at Capital K9s.

President Kristen Fuhremann concludes her two-year term of office with Capital K9s. At a recent Capital K9s board of directors meeting, Sergeant Chris Boyd, of the Madison Police Department (MPD), recognized Kristen’s stellar leadership and thanked her for her significant contributions toward Capital K9s in helping fund the MPD canine unit. Most recently, Kristen represented Capital K9s at Dog Fair at the Alliant Energy Center and introduced Police Officer Henry Wilson and K9 Boris, who conducted a demonstration at this event. Kristen will continue to serve as a member of the Capital K9s board of directors.


Treasurer/Secretary Dan McIlroy ended his tenure as officer and member of the CapitalK9s board of directors. As one of the original founders of Capital K9s, Dan has contributed his time and talent, including the resources of his business ProAdSpec Inc., toward the success of many fund raising efforts of the organization. President Kristen Fuhremann thanked Dan for all that he has done for Capital K9s and commented that the vacancy created by his departure will be difficult to fill.

Dan McIlroy Reduced





President Elect BJ Bethke will assume the role of President for Capital K9s. BJ has been a member of the Capital K9s board of directors since 2011. His service on a number of Capital K9s committees has prepared him for this leadership role.BJ-Bethke - Cropped