MADISON, Wis., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) Vice President and Treasurer John Kratchmer has announced his intent to retire from the company. Alliant Energy has named Robert Durian as Treasurer, effective July 1, 2016. Kratchmer will stay on with the company in an advisory capacity during a transition period.
Robert's new title will be Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. He has been Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller since 2015. He is currently responsible for financial reporting, accounting, asset management and strategic planning. Robert is a CPA and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Robert served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2011 to 2015. He was Controller from 2010 to 2011 and Assistant Controller from 2009 to 2010. Robert has been with Alliant Energy since 1992 and has held several other leadership roles.
Alliant Energy Assistant Controller Ben Bilitz will become Controller, effective July 1, 2016. Ben has served as the company's Assistant Controller since 2011. Prior to joining Alliant Energy, he spent 11 years in public accounting, including as a Senior Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Ben is a CPA and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
A complete listing of company executives and their biographies is available online at alliantenergy.com/executives.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
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