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John Larsen

Manufacturing | Energy & Utilities
Chair, president and CEO
Alliant Energy Corp.  |  Madison

John Larsen was named president of Alliant Energy Corp. in 2018 and its CEO and chair the following year. The Madison-based public utility, which includes subsidiaries Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company, has completed two acquisitions under Larsen’s leadership. Alliant is executing on a “Clean Energy Blueprint” to add 1,100 megawatts (MW) of solar generation in Wisconsin by the end of 2023 and plans to eliminate all coal from its energy generation mix by 2040. Larsen is a member of the Business Roundtable and a board member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of North Dakota

Favorite Wisconsin restaurant: “Anthony’s Ristorante in Woodruff. Everything on their menu is great!”

Nonprofit cause that has special meaning to you: “I am proud of our work this year to support the National Child ID program here in Wisconsin. Through our donation, we supplied nearly 1 million ID kits to children from kindergarten through 12th grade across the state. These kits will provide peace of mind to families in the event their child ever went missing.”

Career advice: “Always be your authentic self.”

What has you most excited for the future: “The employees of Alliant Energy. … The future is bright because of their ideas and innovative approaches to accelerating a clean and reliable energy future for all of us right here in Wisconsin.”

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