Vice President – Human Resources

Diane Cooke is Vice President of Human Resources at Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT). Diane joined the company in July 2019, bringing a rich history of people-focused leadership to her guidance of Human Resources. She is passionate about building a diverse, inclusive and values-based culture where employee experiences and capabilities deliver results that set Alliant Energy apart. Diane and her talented team are focused on creating a workplace where employees do the best work of their lives.

Over her career, Diane has held leadership roles in human resources, finance, sales, business improvement, strategic planning and project management. She began her career in 1991 as an accountant in financial services and proceeded to gain experiences in various functions and industries.

Diane has a track record of advancing business strategies and priorities using her unique background to bring end-to-end design thinking and solutions. Leveraging her business acumen and ability to develop talent and teams, she served in seven unique and various functional roles for her prior employer, leading and cultural and operational transformations.

Throughout her career, Diane has worked to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and prepare young people for bright, meaningful careers. She thrives on lifelong learning, creating positive employee experiences and advancing the business strategies.

Outside of work, Diane is passionate about helping girls build their courage, confidence and character, serving on the Board and Leadership Committee of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland.

Diane earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She has an Advanced Human Resource Executive Certificate from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

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