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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 1,200 communities throughout Iowa and Wisconsin. 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
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jim joined Alliant Energy in 2010 as Vice President and General Counsel. In 2014, he was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In February of 2015, Jim was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
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.
Douglas R. Kopp
Senior Vice President, Operations
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, Business Development and Customer Solutions
Prior to his current role, John served as Senior Vice President of Generation and the President of Wisconsin Power and Light since 2010. In the 30 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.
Wayne A. Reschke
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Safety
Wayne joined Alliant Energy in 2009 as the Vice President – Human Resources and was named Senior Vice President in 2016. 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 Member, Wisconsin’s Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment; Executive Sponsor, Wisconsin Energy Workforce Consortium, IEWC; Member, Business Education Collaborative, Madison Regional Economic Partnership; Board of Governors, HR Leadership Summit, Leadership roles, local ASTD chapter and Madison-area organizational development group.
Kevin P. Burke
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.
David de Leon
Vice President - Wisconsin Operations
David serves as Vice President – Wisconsin Operations. David has been with Alliant Energy for 30 years. He has managed several generation facilities and held a number of engineering positions.
David received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and his MBA from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.
David is a Wisconsin Registered Professional Engineer. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association and is involved in several initiatives with the United Way of Dane County.
Robert J. Durian
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Robert was named Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer in 2016, 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 received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2016.
He serves on various Alliant Energy committees, including Transformation, Strategic Planning, Investment and Energy Risk Management and Trading. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Disclosure Committee.
Terry L. Kouba
Vice President - Iowa Operations
Terry became Vice President – Iowa Operations after serving as Vice President - Generation Operations since 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.
Gregg E. Lawry
Vice President, Operations Support
Prior to his current role, Gregg served as Vice President – Customer Service since 2011. Prior to that, 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.
Dirk E. Mahling
Vice President, Technology
Dirk joined Alliant Energy as Vice President of Technology in May 2016. Previously, he served as Chief Information Officer at Seattle City Light since 2012. Other previous positions include: Senior Vice President, Alstom Grid North America; Vice President, Operations Technology, Constellation Energy; as well as leadership roles in two start-ups and consulting positions with Ernst and Young and A.T. Kearney.
Dirk earned a PhD in Computer and Information Science in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts. He also has a master’s degree in industrial psychology from the TU Braunschweig in Germany (English translation: Brunswick Institute of Technology).
Linda K. Mattes
Vice President, Customer Operations
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, and Vice President of Energy Delivery 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.
Vice President, Customer Engagement and Solutions
Jeanine was named Vice President of Customer Engagement and Solutions in 2016, after serving as Director – Energy Efficiency, Economic Development and Account Management since 2011. In 2010, she was named Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables. Prior to that, she held several roles throughout the organization in marketing and communications since joining Alliant Energy in 1999.
Jeanine received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Iowa State University in 1984. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Dubuque.
She serves as a board member for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Statewide Energy Efficiency and Renewable Administration of Wisconsin, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Iowa.
Joel J. Schmidt
Vice President, Business Development
Prior to his current role as Vice President of Business Development, Joel served as Vice President – Regulatory Affairs. Prior roles also include 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.
Vice President, Finance
Barbara was named Vice President of Finance at Alliant Energy in October 2016. Since 2011, she had been in various executive positions with Arrow Electronics, Inc., most recently serving as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Global Components.
Prior to that, Barbara spent thirteen years in finance, planning and business analysis positions at Dell Inc., departing the company as Vice President Finance, North American Public Business. She started her professional finance career by spending over a decade at Exxon Corporation.
Barbara earned a MBA from the University of Houston in 1994. She also has a bachelor’s of science degree in quantitative business analysis from Pennsylvania State University.
Board of Directors
Patricia L. Kampling
Chairman of the Board
Director since 2012
Term expires in 2020
Summary: Ms. Kampling’s broad experience within the utility industry has proven essential to the management of the Company and to the board. She has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy since April 2012 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2011 to March 2012. Since joining the Company in 2005, Ms. Kampling has held various other executive positions within the Company, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Finance. Before joining Alliant Energy, Ms. Kampling spent more than 20 years at Exelon Corporation, holding finance, treasury, regulatory, and engineering positions of increasing responsibility. She has served on the Board of Directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation since January 2011 and also serves on the board of American Transmission Company LLC. Ms. Kampling has been a Director of IPL and WPL since 2012.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; environmental and safety; diversity.
Patrick E. Allen
Director since 2012
Term expires in 2020
Summary: Mr. Allen’s extensive experience in financial leadership is instrumental to the board. Since 2005, Mr. Allen has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rockwell Collins, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, leading the company’s finance activities, including treasury, audit, and tax. Mr. Allen previously served in various financial officer positions at Rockwell Collins and its subsidiaries since 2001. Before joining Rockwell Collins, he served in various roles at Rockwell International, including Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President of Financial Planning, and Assistant Controller. He worked for six years as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Allen serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and has been a Director of IPL and WPL since 2011.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspective; risk management; technology systems/cybersecurity; diversity.
Michael L. Bennett
Director since 2003
Term expires in 2019
Summary: Mr. Bennett is an audit committee financial expert with an extensive background in operations. He has been a private investor with Albaton Enterprises LLC in Sioux City, Iowa since 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, for nine years. Having started at Terra Industries in 1973, Mr. Bennett held positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution management before taking on a series of executive roles. He has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of OCI N.V., an international construction and fertilizer company since 2013, and OCI Partners LP since 2013. He became a Director of SandRidge Energy in October 2016. He previously was a Director of Arclin, Inc., a privately-held company, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Bennett has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2003.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; environmental and safety.
Darryl B. Hazel
Director since 2006
Term expires in 2019
Summary: Mr. Hazel brings to the board his long-term executive leadership experience and his background in operations and customer service. He has been the principal of Darryl B. Hazel Consulting LLC, a business consulting firm in Detroit, Michigan, since 2010 when he retired as Senior Vice President, Global Services Initiatives of Ford Motor Company. Having started with Ford Motor Company in 1972, Mr. Hazel held various leadership positions with the company, including President of the Customer Service Division and Senior Vice President (2006 - 2009), President of Marketing (2005 - 2006), President of the Ford Division (2005 - 2005), and President of the Lincoln Mercury Division (2002 - 2005). He serves as the Chairman of the Safety, Environmental, Policy and Operations Committee and has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2006.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspective; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; technology systems/cybersecurity; environmental and safety; diversity.
Singleton B. McAllister
Director since 2001
Term expires in 2020
Summary: Ms. McAllister brings significant expertise to the board in the areas of government relations and public policy law. Since 2014, Ms. McAllister has served as counsel at the law firm of Husch Blackwell in Washington, D.C. Before joining Husch Blackwell, she served as a partner in the law firms of Williams and Mullen (2012 - 2014), Blank Rome LLP (2010 - 2012), and LeClair & Ryan LLP (2007 - 2010). Ms. McAllister has held positions as General Counsel for the United States Agency for International Development, Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, and was appointed as Secretary to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Elections in 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors of United Rentals, Inc. since 2004, and on the proxy board of Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc., one of the largest providers in the United States of specialized security, fire and emergency response services, since 2016. Ms. McAllister has been a Director of IPL and WPL since 2001.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; environmental and safety; diversity.
Dean C. Oestreich
Director since 2005
Term expires in 2018
Summary: 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 2007 until 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. He serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Oestreich has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2005.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspectives; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; technology systems/cybersecurity; environmental and safety.
Thomas F. O’Toole
Director since 2015
Term expires in 2019
Summary: Mr. O’Toole’s qualifications to serve on the board include his strong experience in customer perspectives. Since November 2016, Mr. O’Toole has been Senior Fellow and Clinical Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Since January 2017, Mr. O’Toole has been a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm. Until his retirement in late 2016, Mr. O’Toole was Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President and President, MileagePlus of United Continental Holdings, Inc., a global air carrier. He joined United in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President and held positions with United as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Loyalty and President, MileagePlus (2012 - 2014), Chief Operating Officer, MileagePlus (2010 - 2012), and Chief Marketing Officer (2010). Before joining United, Mr. O’Toole held leadership roles for over 13 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, including as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Information Officer, as well as marketing leadership positions at Renaissance Hotels International and Stouffer Hotel Company. He has served on the Board of Directors of LSC Communications, Inc., a print, print-related services and office products company, since 2016. Mr. O’Toole has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2015.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations; customer perspective; legal and regulatory; technology systems/cybersecurity.
Director since 2013
Term expires in 2020
Summary: Ms. Whiting’s extensive background in consumer analytics, marketing, and media experience provides a uniquely customer-focused perspective to the board. In 2014, Ms. Whiting retired as Vice Chair of Nielsen, N.V., a global provider of information into what consumers watch and purchase. In her 35-year career with Nielsen, she held numerous executive positions including President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Nielsen Media Research, as well as Global Executive Vice President. She led initiatives related to global client relations, communications, marketing, public government affairs, corporate social responsibility, and diversity for the company. Ms. Whiting has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2013.
Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; operations; customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; technology systems/cybersecurity; diversity.