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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.
Thomas 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 35 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; and the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society in Madison, WI.
Douglas R. 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
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.
Wayne A. Reschke
Senior Vice President
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 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.
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.
Robert J. Durian
Vice President, Chief Accounting 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 Strategic Planning, Investment and Energy Risk Management and Trading. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Disclosure Committee.
Terry L. Kouba
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.
Gregg E. Lawry
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.
Dirk E. Mahling
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
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.
Jeanine was named Vice President in March 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
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
Chairman of the Board
Director since 2012
Term expires in 2017
Ms. Kampling has served as our Chairman of the Board of Directors, 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 Directors of the following entities: American Transmission Company LLC, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, and Electric Power Research Institute.
Ms. Kampling’s qualifications to serve as the Chairman of our Board of Directors include leadership positions in publicly-traded utility companies and her experience in finance, operations, customer perspectives, regulatory, human resources, risk management, environmental, safety, and diversity matters.
Patrick E. Allen
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 qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his experience with a publicly-traded company, finance, operations, customer perspectives, risk management, technology and diversity matters.
Michael L. Bennett
Director since 2003
Nominated for a term expiring in 2019
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 of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P., a subsidiary of Terra Industries Inc. He has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board 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 qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his leadership of a publicly-traded company and his experience in operations, finance, customer perspectives, legal, human resources, risk management and safety matters.
Darryl B. Hazel
Director since 2006
Nominated for a term expiring in 2019
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. He serves as the Chairman of the Safety, Environmental, Policy and Operations Committee. Mr. Hazel has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2006.
Mr. Hazel’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his 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, safety and diversity matters.
Singleton B. McAllister
Director since 2001
Term expires in 2017
Ms. McAllister has served as counsel 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 qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her experience with publicly-traded companies, legal, legislative, regulatory, public affairs, human resources, customer perspectives, environmental and diversity matters.
Dean C. Oestreich
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. He serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Oestreich has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2005.
Mr. Oestreich is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Oestreich’s qualifications to serve as a member of our Board of Directors and as our Lead Independent Director include experience with publicly-traded companies, operations, finance, customer perspectives, regulatory, human resources, risk management, technology, environmental and safety matters.
Thomas F. O’Toole
Director since 2015
Nominated for a term expiring in 2019
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 six 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 IPL and WPL since 2015.
Mr. O'Toole's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his strong experience in customer perspectives, leadership of a publicly-traded company and his experience in finance, operations, legal, risk management, technology systems and diversity matters.
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, New York. 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 qualifications to serve as a member of our Board of Directors include her experience with publicly-traded companies, operations, human resources, risk management, customer perspectives, regulatory, environmental, technology matters and diversity matters.