Alliant Energy Names Bill Harvey Chief Executive Officer

July 05, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Alliant Energy Corp. (Madison, WI) announced that it has named Bill Harvey as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, succeeding Erroll Davis who announced in early May that he would step down from the CEO position at the end of June. Harvey joined WPL Holdings in 1986 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. Upon the formation of Alliant Energy in 1998, he was elected Executive Vice President in charge of generation and President of WPL.

"The board of directors and I have tremendous confidence in Bill's ability to assume the role of president and CEO," said Alliant Energy Chairman of the Board and former CEO Davis. "Bill's experience in strategy, operations and leadership prepared him well for the CEO role."