CDB Executive Team

Deputy Director of Construction: Michael A. Wilson II

Michael A. Wilson II is responsible for overseeing the Capital Development Board's Construction, Fair Employment Practices, Art in Architecture, Building Codes and Regulations and Professional Services.  He joined the agency in 2011.

Wilson previously served in the Illinois Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 2005 to 2011, and was manager of the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program for the office during that time.  He was a budget analyst for OMB from 2005 to 2008.

Wilson is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and received a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Deputy Director of Operations: Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin is responsible for overseeing the Capital Development Board’s Operations Division, including Capital Programming, Quality Based Selection, Contracts, Information Services, Fiscal, Central Files, and Internal Auditing. 

Martin joined the agency in January 2013 as the Assistant Fiscal Administrator, was promoted to Assistant Deputy Director of Operations in July of 2015, and to her current position of Deputy Director of Operations in February of 2017.

Martin previously served in the Illinois Governor’s Office of Management and Budget as the Capital Budget Manager and the Capital Development Board's budget analyst from 2010 to 2013.

Martin is a graduate of University of Illinois at Springfield with a Masters of Business Administration, Graduate Certificates in Business Process Management and IT Project Management from University of Illinois at Springfield, Project Management Certificate from Loyola University, and a Construction Management Certificate from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.

General Counsel & Ethics Officer: Amy Romano

Amy Romano is the General Counsel and Ethics Officer for the Capital Development Board.  Prior to serving in her current role, Amy was a Deputy General Counsel for the Board for three years. 

Before joining the Board, Amy spent twelve years as an Assistant Attorney General.  In this capacity, Amy represented the State in actions before federal courts, state courts, and administrative tribunals on a wide range of matters including civil prosecutions, civil rights litigation, employment law, personal injury claims, contract law, adoptions, and reviews of administrative decisions, among others. 

Amy ended her career at the Attorney General’s Office in a supervisory role, providing guidance on case resolution and reviewing pleadings, briefs, and motions filed on behalf of the State.  Amy also served as a Legislative Analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives during the 91st General Assembly, advising House members on a variety of legislation. 

A native of Du Quoin, Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication at the University of Illinois and graduated from the SIU School of Law.