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December 30, 2012

Fisher appointed to House committees

House Speaker Kraig Paulsen has appointed Representative-elect Dean Fisher as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources committee. He will also serve on the House Appropriations, Commerce and Local Government committees as well as the Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee.

"Rep. Fisher is a proven hard worker and someone who really listens to Iowans," said Paulsen. "His leadership will be a tremendous asset to this committee."

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Fisher, a Tama county Farmer, will be serving his first term in the House. He will represent District 72 which includes all of Tama county, the southern and western halves of Marshall county and the La Porte City area of Black Hawk county.

Alliant adjusts executive leadership

Alliant Energy Corporation announced strategic adjustments to the company's executive team. Patricia Kampling, chairman, president and chief executive officer, announced the promotion of Thomas Hanson to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the appointments of Linda Mattes as Vice President - Energy Delivery Operations and Douglas Kopp as Vice President - Environmental Affairs.

Hanson was most recently Vice President and CFO and oversees all financial aspects of the company's operations.

Mattes most recently led development of the proposed natural gas generating station in Marshalltown. She has been with the company since 1982 and has held leadership roles in many areas of the company, including Energy Delivery, Finance, Generation and Energy Resource Development. Mattes holds a bachelor's degree from Coe College, and an MBA from Ashford University. Her duties on the Marshalltown Generating Station project will transition to the company's generation organization.

Doug Kopp was previously Director - Environmental Affairs. Since joining the company in 1992, Kopp has held positions in the company's Energy Delivery and Generation organizations. He holds bachelor's degrees from Iowa State University and the University of Utah.

"These changes are made with the customer and all our employees in mind," said Kampling. "Our employees at all levels are focused on providing energy and exceptional service to our customers and communities - safely, efficiently and responsibly. I believe these changes will help us continue to serve customers well."

The changes, recently approved by the Alliant Energy Board of Directors, are effective on Jan. 13. A complete listing of company executives and their biographies is available online at



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