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Anne Harris Carter

June 6, 2019

Anne Carter has more than twenty-five years of experience in corporate leadership in the retail, banking, and energy sectors. She currently serves as Director – Diversity and Inclusion at Alliant Energy, a Midwest utility with nearly 4000 employees and 1.4 million customers. She has also held Director Roles in Energy Efficiency and Recruitment at Alliant.


A graduate of Yale, Anne conceived and created diversity strategy roles at two corporations, including the former May Department Stores. Prior to serving as Vice President of Diversity at May’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, she held positions in merchandising, stores, and operations, including Vice President of Merchandise Information Systems for the Kaufmann’s operating division, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Anne, who was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is dedicated to community service. She is a board member for Unity Point Health~St. Luke’s Foundation and Orchestra Iowa. She co-chairs the Madison Region Economic Partnership Leadership and Diversity workgroup in Wisconsin and serves on the Diversity Committee for the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Anne also co-chaired the 2017 giving campaign for United Way of East Central Iowa.


Anne plays violin and is exceedingly grateful for her three adult children and granddaughter. 

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