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.