Brad Weber, Alliant Energy’s Manager of Customer Relations at the Clinton Operations Center in Clinton, Iowa, figured out how to use his woodworking skills to make a safe place for kids to sleep. Weber volunteers for his local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a nonprofit that provides beds to kids all over the United States.
“We built and placed 100 beds in homes in 2022 and are hoping to top that in 2023,” said Weber, who learned about SHP through social media. He spends about 20 hours a month helping build and deliver beds. “Seeing the smile on the kids’ and parents’ faces makes it all worthwhile.”
Brad is active in his community in other ways as well. “Brad is the president of the Camanche school board, head bowling coach, referee for high school football – all while being engaged as an Alliant Energy operations manager,” said Justin Mottet, Senior Manager of Customer Operations in Dubuque.
Mottet said Weber also volunteers for events organized by Alliant Energy. He participated in Community Emergency Response Team training, helped hang Hero banners, planted trees, and spoke at high school career events. “Brad is truly taking delivering on our purpose of serving our customers and building stronger communities to heart,” said Mottet.
Weber has a simple way to sum up the reason for all these efforts. “I like building things,” he said. “Many people in my community are not as lucky as I am. I feel that if I can do a little to make their lives better, then it is well worth the effort.”
Alliant Energy recognizes Brad with a Values in Practice (VIP) award, an honor that celebrates employees who donate time and energy to the communities we serve.
All 2022 VIPs will receive a $500 grant to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. We thank Brad and the other VIPs for how they act for tomorrow, do the right thing, make things better and care for others – the very values that shape everything Alliant Energy does.