Alliant Energy Appoints HR Director from Search by Hanold Associates


Alliant Energy has appointed Sara Boettcher as Director of Human Resources Consulting & Employee Experiences, based in Madison, Wisconsin. Hanold Associates’ Katrina Prospero and Sandra Peña led the search.

Sara Boettcher comes to Alliant from Molson Coors Beverage Company where she held various leadership positions. Reporting to Diane Cooke, the Vice President of Human Resources & Safety at Alliant, Ms. Boettcher will drive transformation in the people processes, services and solutions.

“Sara has led human resources through incredible change and challenges over the course of her career,” said Katrina Prospero, Hanold Partner. “She has the passion and knowledge to make an immediate impact at Alliant. Her insight and experience are going to be such a valuable addition to the HR team and greater organization.”

Alliant Energy Corporation’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service that its customers and communities count on—safely, efficiently and responsibly. Through its utility subsidiaries Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company, Alliant Energy provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 960,000 electric and approximately 410,000 natural gas customers in the Midwest. The company also provides several non-regulated services, including ground transportation and energy engineering (such as wind and geothermal energy) and owns 16% of American Transmission Company, LLC (ATC), a transmission-only utility operating in the Midwest. In addition, the company also owns a 50% cash equity interest in the 225 megawatt (MW) Great Western Wind Project.

Alliant Energy is one of 230 companies worldwide selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.

Hanold Associates is the leading retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and Ford Motor Company, among others.