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Alliant Senior Vice President Douglas Kopp announces retirement

Several Alliant officials to take on new roles with utility company

Douglas Kopp

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Douglas Kopp Alliant Energy

CEDAR RAPIDS — After more than two decades with Alliant Energy, Senior Vice President Douglas Kopp has announced his plans to retire.

Kopp, who also is president of Iowa Power and Light Co., a subsidiary company of Alliant, will retire in the first half of 2019, according to a Thursday news release.

Kopp has been with Alliant for more than 26 years.

“Doug has been central to the customer-focused transformations at Alliant Energy, from plant modernization to environmental strategy to our renewable build out,” Patricia Kampling, chairwoman and CEO of Alliant, said in the release.

Kopp’s retirement puts in motion several succession planning efforts including three leadership appointments which will take effect Jan. 1.

Those appointments include:

l John O. Larsen as president and chief operating officer of Alliant and chief executive officer of Interstate Power and Light Co. and Wisconsin Power and Light Co.

l Terry L. Kouba as president of Iowa Power and Light and senior vice president of Alliant.

l David A. de Leon as president of Wisconsin Power and Light and senior vice president of Alliant.

“Continued strong leadership is central to our success at Alliant Energy,” Kampling said. “Terry and David are well-respected and have a proven record of leading utility operations. They are ideally equipped to work with John to lead our utilities into the future.”

Alliant Energy has its headquarters in Madison, Wisc., and provides energy to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin.

l Comments: (319) 398-8309; mitchell.schmidt@thegazette.com

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