MADISON, Wis., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) has named Senior Vice President John Larsen to the role of President, effective January 1, 2018. This position has been held by Patricia Kampling, who will continue to lead the company as Chairman and CEO.
"John makes a difference with his impactful leadership and clear vision for the future," said Kampling. "His deep experience and strong industry relationships help position Alliant Energy to grow and meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities."
John joined the company in 1988 as an Electrical Engineer after receiving his degree at the University of North Dakota. He held a variety of leadership roles, and in 2004, he was promoted to Vice President. In 2010, John was named Senior Vice President – Generation. At that time, he also became President of Wisconsin Power and Light Company, a role he will continue.
In 2015, John took on a new role: creating and overseeing the company's Business Development area. He has taken charge of creating an engine for growth to reduce customer costs, develop new energy solutions and enhance shareowner value. As President, John will take on new responsibilities – including the Technology and Strategic Planning functions – which will help Alliant Energy respond more rapidly to opportunities and deliver greater value to customers.
"We have an exceptional team at Alliant Energy, and I feel privileged to play a greater part in leading them to even higher levels of success," said Larsen. "I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to shaping a bright energy future for those we serve."
Also on January 1, 2018, Robert Durian will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Robert has been with the company since 1992. He was named Controller in 2010, Chief Accounting Officer in 2011, Vice President in 2015, Treasurer in 2016 and Chief Financial Officer a year ago. 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.
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 960,000 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. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
SOURCE Alliant Energy Corporation