Susan D. Whiting

Age 61
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 Executive Vice President. She led initiatives related to global client relations, communications, marketing, public government affairs, corporate social responsibility, and diversity for the company. She has served on the Board of Directors of Kemper Corporation, a diversified insurance holding company, since 2017. Ms. Whiting serves as Chairman of the Compensation and Personnel Committee. She 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.