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Leadership

Executive Officers

Patricia Leonard Kampling
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Pat Kampling is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy Corporation. 

Her broad experience within the utility industry has proven essential to Alliant Energy’s ability to ensure competitive costs and reliable service for customers, while strategically leveraging a balanced generation portfolio.

Pat has responsibility for leading the performance and strategic growth of Alliant Energy’s regulated utility companies (IPL and WPL), serving customers in more than 1,300 communities throughout Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She also provides executive direction for Alliant Energy Resources, the parent company of Alliant Energy’s non-regulated businesses, which includes: Alliant Energy Transportation and non- regulated generation facilities.

Pat joined Alliant Energy in 2005 and served originally as Alliant Energy’s Vice President of Finance. She then transitioned into roles as Vice President and Treasurer; Vice President Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In these roles, Pat guided the financial objectives of the company, supported regulatory proceedings, promoted environmental commitments, and was instrumental in the development and communication of a long-term strategic plan.

In 2011, Pat became President and Chief Operating Officer. She was responsible for overall corporate operations and was instrumental in the execution of Alliant Energy’s capital plan, commitment to customers, environmental planning and safety initiatives. She was named Chairman, President and CEO in 2012.

Before joining Alliant Energy in 2005, Pat spent more than 20 years in increasingly responsible finance, treasury, regulatory and engineering positions within Exelon Corporation, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Exelon Enterprises and the Treasurer of Commonwealth Edison.

Pat holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School, and is a registered Professional Engineer. She serves on the Boards of Directors of American Transmission Company and Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

 

James H. Gallegos, Alliant EnergyJames H. Gallegos
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

After serving as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alliant Energy since February 2014, Jim was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in February of 2015. 

From 2003 to 2010, he served as Vice President and Corporate General Counsel for Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Corporation. Prior to Joining Alliant Energy, Jim also worked in a number of roles for Qwest Communications International, Inc., from 1995 through 2003. Prior to Qwest, Jim was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, and previously he served as a Law Clerk for a Federal District Court Judge. Before going to law school, Jim worked in the marketing departments as a Market Analyst for the SOO Line Railroad and the Burlington Northern Railroad.

Jim received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado in 1983 and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law Center in 1990, where he graduated cum laude.

Jim is a current member of the board for the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Urban League of Greater Madison.

 

Tom HansonThomas L. Hanson
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tom has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Over the last 33 years, he has served in a number of positions in Alliant Energy’s CFO group, including Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer.

Tom earned bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Public Utilities and Transportation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. He serves on the Board of Directors for Riverland Conservancy in Sauk City, WI, Oakwood Homes in Madison, WI, Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society in Madison, WI and the Community Development Authority in McFarland, WI. 
 

Douglas R. KoppDoug Kopp
Senior Vice President
President - Interstate Power and Light Company

Doug became Senior Vice President in March 2014.  Throughout his 19 years with Alliant Energy, Doug has held positions including Vice President – Environmental Affairs, Director – Environmental Affairs, Plant Manager for three Iowa generating stations, Director of Energy Pricing & Economic Analysis and a number of management roles in customer service. Doug became President of Interstate Power and Light Company effective April 1, 2014.

Doug received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration in 1977 and Psychology degree from the University of Utah in 1981.

He is a member of the board at the Entrepreneurial Development Center and committee member for the United Way of Eastern Iowa. 

 

John O. Larsen
Senior Vice President John O. Larsen, Alliant Energy
President, Wisconsin Power and Light Company

John has served as Senior Vice President of Generation since 2010 and was also appointed the President of Wisconsin Power and Light Company that same year. In the 25 years he’s been with Alliant Energy, he has served as Vice President – Generation, Vice President – Technical and Integrated Services, Managing Director – Generation, Managing Director – Electrical Engineering & Asset Management and a variety of other roles in operations, construction, and engineering. 

John received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota and has completed various leadership courses including Finance for Executives from the Kellogg School of Management.

John serves as a Board Member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Madison Area Regional Economic Partnership, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and the Waunakee-DeForest Ice Rink. He is a member of the Research Advisory Executive Committee for the Electric Power Research Institute.      

 

Kevin P. BurkeKevin P. Burke, Alliant Energy Transportation
President - Alliant Energy Transportation

Kevin became President of Alliant Energy Transportation in 2012. He previously served as the Vice President of Alliant Energy Transportation since 2007. Before taking on that role, he held several positions at CRANDIC Railway, ranging from his first job as Clerk in 1981 to Chief Operating Officer in 1999.

Kevin received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy College in 1991 and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 2002. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cedar Rapids, the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center and Diversity Focus.

 

Robert J. Durian
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and ControllerRobert J. Durian, Alliant Energy

Robert was named Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller in July 2015, after serving as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since 2011. His previous roles at Alliant Energy include Assistant Controller, Director – Financial Reporting, Manager – Financial Reporting, Manager – Internal Reporting and Supervisor – Internal Reporting. Robert also worked at IES Industries and Iowa Southern Utilities, both predecessor companies of Alliant Energy, in various accounting positions since 1992.

Robert received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa in 1992 and became a Certified Public Accountant that same year. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

He serves on various Alliant Energy committees, including Strategic Planning, Investment and Energy Risk Management and Trading. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Disclosure Committee.

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Vern A. GebhartVern Gebhart, Alliant Energy
Vice President

Vern began his career working for Iowa Southern Utilities, a predecessor company of IES Utilities. He served in various positions there from 1975 to 1993. In 1993, he joined IES Utilities, a predecessor company of Alliant Energy, where he held several roles. In 1997, he became Director – Strategic Projects and Capital Control for Alliant Energy. In 2001, he became Managing Director of that area. From 2002 -2012, he served as Vice President – Energy Delivery. Vern is currently Vice President – Business Infrastructure and Technology.

Vern received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Management from Central College in 1989 and an MBA from the University of Iowa in 1997.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including the Midwest Energy Association (MEA), Trees Forever, the Greater Cedar Rapids Open, Orchestra Iowa and the American Diabetes Association. He also serves on the Executive Management Committee of the American Gas Association and the Advisory Council of the Iowa Energy Council.

 

Terry L. Kouba Terry Kouba
Vice President

Terry became Vice President – Generation Operations after serving as Director – Generation Operations from 2011 – 2014.  His previous roles at Alliant Energy include serving as a Regional Director for Alliant’s Generation facilities, Director – Sourcing & Supply Chain, Director – Customer Service Operations, Director - Electrical Engineering and numerous management positions in operations support. Terry joined Alliant Energy in 1983 as an operations engineer.

Terry received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from North Dakota State University.

He is a member of the board with the Greater Dubuque Development Corp, Junior Achievement of the Heartland, University of Iowa College of Engineering Advisory Board, Loras College Electromechanical Engineering Advisory Board and Carnegie Stout Library Foundation.

 


John E. Kratchmer
Vice President and Treasurer John E. Kratchmer, Alliant Energy

John joined IES, a predecessor company of Alliant Energy, in 1985 and held a variety of positions, including Manager – Financial Reporting. In 1998, he became Alliant Energy’s Assistant Controller – Corporate Accounting. In 2000, he became Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, adding a Vice President role in 2002. From 2007-2011, he served as Vice President – Energy Delivery. John has now returned to the finance area and is currently Vice President and Treasurer.

John received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin and is President of Regent Baseball Insiders. John is also a member of the Edison Electric Institute Finance Committee and Financial Executives International.

Gregg E. LawryGregg E. Lawry, Alliant Energy
Vice President

Gregg currently serves as Vice President – Customer Service, a role he took on in 2011. Previously, he held a number of Director-level positions at Alliant Energy, including Energy Delivery Strategy and Customer Service, Energy Delivery Technology, Electric and Gas Asset Care, Electrical Engineering and Operations Support, and Information Technology. He joined Wisconsin Power and Light, a predecessor company, in 1983 as a Programmer.

Gregg received a bachelor’s degree in Math & Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1983. He also received a Master’s Certificate – Project Management from UW-M in 2001 and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

 

Linda K. Mattes
Vice PresidentLinda Mattes, Alliant Energy

Linda has been with Alliant Energy since 1982 and has held a number of positions with the company including: Nuclear Fuels Analyst, Senior Fuels Analyst, Nuclear Management Support, Process Redesign Team Member, Manager, Pricing & Contracts, Manager Sales and Account Management, Manager Customer Care Services, Director, Electric and Gas Asset Care, and beginning in 2004 Director roles that included: Director – Electric & Gas Asset Care, Regional Director – Generation Central, Director – Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Director – Finance and Director – New Generation Planning & Construction. Linda is currently the Vice President of Energy Deliver Operations.

Linda received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Coe College and an MBA from Ashford University.

She is a member of the Coe College Board of Visitors, Chairman of the Eastern Iowa Child Protection Center, a member of the executive committee at Prevent Child Abuse – Iowa, Vice President of the Corridor Women Connect.

Wayne A. Reschke
Vice President Wayne A. Reschke, Alliant Energy

Wayne joined Alliant Energy in 2009 as the Vice President – Human Resources. Previously, he was a partner in the Center for Organization Effectiveness and a Lecturer at the U.W. Madison School of Business and Fluno Center for Executive Education. From 1994-1996, Wayne was the owner of Oracon Group and a co-founder of SurveyWorks.

Other previous positions include Vice President and General Manager at Howick and Gray, Inc., Director of Training and Development at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Assistant Director and General Faculty – Career Planning and Placement and Training and Development Director at the University of Virginia, and Manager/Consultant at Career Planning Consultants, Inc.

Wayne received a bachelor’s degree in History from Northwestern University, and master’s degree in Counseling/Organizational Behavior from the University of Virginia, in 1986, and completed post-master’s work in Human Resources Management and the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Industrial Relations Research Institute in 1994.

Wayne’s community involvement includes Heartwalk Chair and Board Member of the American Heart Association, Board of Governors for the HR Leadership Summit and leadership roles in the local ASTD chapter and a Madison-area organizational development group.   

 

Joel J. Schmidt
Vice PresidentJoel J. Schmidt, Alliant Energy

Joel serves as Vice President – Regulatory Affairs. He previously served as Vice President – Regulatory and Financial Planning, Director – Financial Planning and Analysis, Regional Director – Customer Service Operations, Chief Audit, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Managing Director – Business and Financial Performance and Managing Director – China Alliant Energy International. Before joining Alliant Energy, Joel worked at IES Industries as Manager – Finance, and at Arthur Andersen in a number of audit and accounting related roles.

Joel received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA Certification in 1985 and a MBA in 1998 from the University of Iowa. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt.

He serves on a number of Boards, including the Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa, Horizons, Hawkeye Council Boy Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

 

Board of Directors

Patricia L. Kampling

Patricia Kampling

Chairman of the Board

Age 55
Director since 2012
Term expires in 2017

Ms. Kampling has served as our Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since April 2012. She has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IPL and WPL since April 2012. She previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2011 through March 2012, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2010 to February 2011, as Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from January 2010 to September 2010, as Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from January 2009 to January 2010, as Vice President and Treasurer from January 2007 to January 2009, and as Vice President of Finance from August 2005 to January 2007. She has prior industry experience in various executive positions at Commonwealth Edison Company and other subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation. Ms. Kampling has been a director of IPL and WPL since 2012. She has served on the board of directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation since January 2011. She also serves on the boards of American Transmission Company LLC, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, and Electric Power Research Institute.

Ms. Kampling’s leadership positions in publicly traded companies and her experience in finance, operations, customer perspectives, regulatory, human resources, risk management, environmental, safety, and diversity matters led to the conclusion that she should serve as the Chairman of our Board of Directors.

Patrick E. Allen

Patrick E. Allen, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 50
Director since 2011
Term expires in 2017

Mr. Allen has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rockwell Collins, Inc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since 2005. Mr. Allen previously served in various financial officer positions at Rockwell Collins and its subsidiaries since 2001. He has passed the certified public accounting exam. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Allen has been a director of IPL and WPL since 2011.

Mr. Allen is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Allen’s experience with a publicly traded company, finance, operations, customer perspectives, risk management, technology, and diversity matters led to the conclusion that he should serve on our Board of Directors. 

Michael L. Bennett

Michael L. Bennett, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 61
Director since 2003
Term expires in 2016

Mr. Bennett has been a private investor with Albaton Enterprises LLC in Sioux City, Iowa, since May 2010. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Terra Industries Inc., an international producer of nitrogen products headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, since April 2001. He also served as Chairman of the Board and President for Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P., a subsidiary of Terra Industries Inc. He has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of OCI N.V., an international construction and fertilizer company, since January 2013, and OCI Partners LP since October 2013. He has served as a director of Arclin, Inc., a privately held company located in Atlanta, Georgia since 2010. Mr. Bennett has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2003.

Mr. Bennett is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Bennett’s leadership of a publicly traded company and his experience in operations, finance, customer perspectives, legal, human resources, risk management, and safety matters led to the conclusion that he should serve on our Board of Directors. 

Deborah B. Dunie

Leadership - Deborah B. DunieAge 52
Director since July 27, 2015

Ms. Dunie retired in 2014 from her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CACI International Inc., an information solutions and services company in the government sector. She held that position since 2006. Prior to that, she served in various key information policy positions in government and private businesses such as the Department of Defense - Office of the Secretary of Defense, Oracle Corporation, Raytheon Company, Martin Marietta (now part of Lockheed Martin), General Electric and ITT Corporation. She has served on the board of directors of Science Applications International Corporation, an engineering and information technology provider, since 2015. Ms. Dunie has served as a director of AEC, IPL and WPL since 2015.

Ms. Dunie will hold office until the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners, and is expected to be nominated for election as director at that meeting to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareowners.

Darryl B. Hazel

Darryl B. Hazel, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 66
Director since 2006
Term expires in 2016

Mr. Hazel has been the principal of Darryl B. Hazel Consulting LLC, a business consulting firm in Detroit, Michigan, since January 2010. He retired in January 2010 from his position as Senior Vice President, Global Services Initiatives of Ford Motor Company, an automobile manufacturer. He also served as President of the Customer Service Division and Senior Vice President of Ford Motor Company from March 2006 to September 2009. He previously served as President of Marketing of Ford Motor Company from September 2005 to March 2006; President of the Ford Division from April 2005 to September 2005; and President of the Lincoln Mercury Division from August 2002 to April 2005. Mr. Hazel has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2006.

Mr. Hazel’s long-term leadership experience as an executive of a publicly traded company and its subsidiaries along with his experience in operations, customer perspectives, human resources, risk management, technology matters, safety, and diversity initiatives led to the conclusion that he should serve on our Board of Directors.

Singleton B. McAllister

Singleton B. McAllister, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 62
Director since 2001
Term expires in 2017

Ms. McAllister has been a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Husch Blackwell since May 2014. She previously served as a partner in the law firm of Williams and Mullen from December 2012 to May 2014, as a partner at Blank Rome LLP from June 2010 to December 2012, and as a partner in the law firm of LeClair & Ryan LLP from October 2007 to June 2010. Ms. McAllister has served on the board of directors of United Rentals, Inc., since 2004. Ms. McAllister has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2001.

Ms. McAllister’s experience with publicly traded companies, legal, legislative, regulatory, public affairs, human resources, customer perspectives, environmental, and diversity initiatives led to the conclusion that she should serve on our Board of Directors.

Ann K. Newhall

Ann K. Newhall, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 63
Director since 2003
Term expires in 2018

Ms. Newhall retired in August 2008 from her position as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary and as a director of Rural Cellular Corporation (“RCC”), a cellular communications corporation located in Alexandria, Minnesota, following RCC’s sale to Verizon. Ms. Newhall held this position from 2000 to 2008. Ms. Newhall has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2003. Ms. Newhall is Chairman of the Safety, Environmental, Policy and Operations Committee.

Ms. Newhall’s leadership positions in a publicly traded company and her experience in operations, customer perspectives, legal, regulatory, human resources, risk management, technology, environmental, safety, and diversity initiatives led to the conclusion that she should serve on our Board of Directors.

Dean C. Oestreich

Dean C. Oestreich, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 62
Director since 2005
Term expires in 2018
Lead Independent Director

Mr. Oestreich is our Lead Independent Director. He served as a consultant to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont Corporation, located in Johnston, Iowa from 2010 to 2013. He is now retired. He previously served as Chairman of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., from November 2007 until December 2009. Mr. Oestreich also served as Vice President of DuPont Corporation from 2004 through 2009. He previously served as President of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. from 2004 to 2007. He serves as a director of two private companies, Nexsteppe, a feedstock solutions business for biofuels, biopower and biobased product industries, and mOasis, a business involved with agricultural water management through chemistry solutions. Mr. Oestreich has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2005. Mr. Oestreich is Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Mr. Oestreich is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Oestreich’s experience with publicly traded companies, operations, finance, customer perspectives, regulatory, human resources, risk management, technology, environmental, and safety matters led to the conclusion that he should serve on our Board of Directors. 

Thomas F. O’Toole

LeadershipAge 57
Director since July 27, 2015

Mr. O’Toole has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer and President, MileagePlus of United Continental Holdings, Inc., a global air carrier, since 2015, and has been with the global air carrier for over five years in senior marketing and related positions. He previously served United as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Loyalty and President, MileagePlus from 2012 to 2014; Chief Operating Officer, MileagePlus from 2010 to 2012 and Chief Marketing Officer in 2010. Before his time at United, Mr. O’Toole led marketing for over 13 years at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, serving as Chief Marketing Officer, preceded by marketing leadership positions at Renaissance Hotels International and Stouffer Hotels. Mr. O’Toole has served as a director of AEC, IPL and WPL since 2015.

Mr. O’Toole will hold office until the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners, and is expected to be nominated for election as director at that meeting to serve for a three-year term expiring at the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareowners.

Carol P. Sanders

Carol P. SandersAge 47
Director since 2005
Term expires in 2018

Ms. Sanders most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sentry Insurance, a mutual insurance company, located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Ms. Sanders held that position from July 2013 to June 2015. Previously she has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company from November 2012 until July 2013, where she also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 2011 until November 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer from 2004 until May 2011. Before that, Ms. Sanders served as Controller and Assistant Treasurer of Sentry Insurance from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Sanders has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2005. Ms. Sanders is Chairman of the Compensation and Personnel Committee.

Ms. Sanders’ experience with publicly traded companies, operations, finance, customer perspectives, regulatory, human resources, risk management, and technology matters led to the conclusion that she should serve on our Board of Directors.

Susan D. Whiting

Susan D Whitig, Alliant Energy Corporation Board of DirectorsAge 58
Director since 2013
Term expires in 2017

Ms. Whiting retired in 2014 from her position as the Vice Chair of Nielsen, N.V., a global provider of information into what consumers watch and purchase, in New York, NY. She held that position since 2008. She held various senior management positions with Nielsen since beginning her career there in 1978. Ms. Whiting has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2013.

Ms. Whiting’s experience with publicly traded companies, operations, human resources, risk management, customer perspectives, regulatory, environmental, technology matters and diversity initiatives led to the conclusion that she should serve on our Board of Directors.