Founded in 1992, Capitol Consultants, Inc. is a nonpartisan firm specializing in government relations, public affairs and issue-based grassroots advocacy.
William J. McCoshenManaging Partner
Bill McCoshen is the Managing Partner of Capitol Consultants, a firm specializing in government relations, public affairs and issues-based grassroots advocacy.
Before joining Capitol Consultants, Bill was appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson to be the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce where he was responsible for assisting citizens, businesses and communities with financing and economic development programs. At the age of 29, bill was the youngest cabinet secretary ever appointed in Wisconsin history. Prior to being appointed the Secretary of Commerce, Bill was the manager of Governor Thompson’s historic third-term campaign victory. The landslide 68% victory was the second highest margin in state history and the largest margin since 1922. The ’94 reelection campaign captured 71 of 72 counties, and Governor Thompson received more votes than any gubernatorial candidate in history. Before taking a leave from state government to serve as Governor Thompson’s campaign manager, Bill served as Governor Thompson’s chief of staff.
Bill is also Executive Director of Competitive Wisconsin, a statewide non-partisan consortium of agriculture, business, education and labor leaders that focuses exclusively on developing and advocating statewide policies to retain and grow existing businesses and create new businesses.
Carol McCoshen is President of Capitol Consultants,a firm specializing in government relations, public affairs andissues-based grassroots advocacy. Prior to founding Capitol Consultantsin 1992, Carol had over a decade of experience in government andpublic relations as a senior associate and partner in several reputableMadison firms. Carol has worked successfully in political campaigns,issue referenda, fundraising, special events and in the state legislature.From her experience, Carol has developed an excellent understandingof both the legislative and political process as well as a strongstatewide network of contacts.
Anthony T. LangenohlSenior Vice President
Tony Langenohl is Senior Vice President of Capitol Consultants, a firm specializing in government relations, public affairs and issues-based grassroots advocacy. In addition to his work at Capitol Consultants, Inc., Tony is the managing partner and a co-founder of Capitol Opinion, a Wisconsin based research firm that combines cutting edge research techniques with the political savvy and experience of some of Wisconsin’s top political minds.
Before joining Capitol Consultants, Tony was Special Assistant to Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. As Special Assistant to Governor Thompson, Tony was the Governor’s traveling press and policy aide. In addition, Tony held several other positions in and out of the Thompson Administration, including Deputy Communications Director of Governor Thompson’s historic fourth term election in 1998, an education policy aide to the Governor and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Administration. In addition, Tony has worked on and advised numerous campaigns, including; gubernatorial, congressional, legislative, issue-based and judicial campaigns in and out of Wisconsin.
Tony is also Deputy Executive Director of Competitive Wisconsin, a statewide non-partisan consortium of agriculture, business, education and labor leaders that focuses exclusively on developing and advocating statewide policies to retain and grow existing businesses and create new businesses.
Tony is a co-founder and member of the Board of TGT Charity, Inc., a not-for-profit charity formed in honor of Governor and Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, the longest-serving Governor of the State of Wisconsin and the 19th Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the TGT Charity is to benefit individuals who choose to study and work in the health care field, by sustaining programs and education endeavors. Tony also served on the Board of Directors of the Madison Children’s Museum, one of the top rated children’s museums in the nation.
Nick Probst is a government affairs professional with a multifaceted experience history that includes law, policy, consulting, government administration, and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Capitol Consultants, Nick served as the Director of State Relations at the University of Wisconsin System. In this role, Nick successfully managed lobbying efforts that resulted in a $50 million budget restoration in addition to an unprecedented "red tape" reform on costly state regulations for UW operations in the 2015-17 state budget.
Nick served the Wisconsin State Legislature as Legal Counsel in the office of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R - Rochester) where he was responsible for Transportation, Utilities, Education and Law policy as well as parliamentary procedure. Before his position in the Speaker's Office, Nick was lead legislative staff for Representative Dean Knudson (R - Hudson), a current member of the state budget writing Joint Committee on Finance.
Nick has previous career experience in business development for a technology startup company, legal consultation for small businesses, and also held a position as a municipal department head.
University of Wisconsin Law School, Visiting Law Student, 2007-2008; J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law 2008; B.A., University of Wisconsin 2004. Member, Wisconsin State Bar.
Jenny KruegerExecutive Assistant
Jenny Krueger is an Executive Assistant with Capitol Consultants. Prior to joining Capitol Consultants, Jenny was a Strategic Communications Coordinator for the Communications Division at American Family Insurance’s National Headquarters in Madison, where she was an editorial assistant for three publications; administrative assistant for the manager and director; she was also tasked with sending and archiving of corporate messages and communications; coordinating seminars, classes and conferences for the Communications Division.