Alliant Energy Retains Hanold Associates for Chief HR Officer Search

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Alliant Energy has retained Hanold Associates to lead their Chief Human Resources Officer search. Jason Hanold, Katie Wolf, Sandra Peña and Mayank Parikh are the search team for this assignment based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Reporting to the new CEO, John Larsen (effective July 1st), the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) will be a close strategic partner to the leadership team to drive a safe, supportive, performance-driven and customer-centric culture across the organization. He/she will play a key role in establishing and strengthening a more sophisticated HR function and will be tasked with upgrading the function’s ability to support the growing and changing needs of an evolving business. As a culture champion, this leader will keep the pulse of the organization and help Alliant Energy’s leadership team evolve the company from a utility to customer-centric model, expanding the business while maintaining a focus on operational excellence.

In this highly visible role, the CHRO will encourage the development of the company and HR team by building consensus around new ideas and initiatives with energy and creativity. This person will be responsible for the overall alignment of the organization’s people and business objectives, deploying the appropriate people practices, recruiting strategies, compensation programs, communications and training to achieve these results across all business segments.

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.

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Alliant Energy 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. 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.