2022 September Fortunato & Friends

Please join us on Tuesday, September 13th, at 2 p.m. ET for Fortunato & Friends, a webcast series featuring our Chief Economist Ed Fortunato and a special guest each month.

This month's webcast features host Ed Fortunato and Jim McHugh, Chief Commercial Officer at Constellation.

Jim McHugh
Chief Commercial Officer
Constellation Energy







As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, McHugh is responsible for the wholesale and retail business units, customer operations, commercialization, and innovation. He serves on the Constellation Executive Committee, which sets strategy and direction for the company.

McHugh previously served as chief executive officer and executive vice president of Constellation, where he headed the company's leading competitive retail and commodities business. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of wholesale trading. In that role, he was responsible for the wholesale trading and portfolio management of Exelon's generation, load, transactions, and contracted assets. The group optimizes the value of the company's national portfolio through its trading decisions in the power, natural gas, and environmental products markets. Before his wholesale trading work, McHugh was senior vice president of portfolio management and strategy. In that role, he was responsible for fundamental analytics and commodity price forecasting, the portfolio management hedging strategy for the company's integrated generation and load portfolios, pricing and structuring of complex transactions, product management, transmission analytics, quantitative analytics, and wholesale/retail integration.

Prior to the Exelon-Constellation merger in 2012, McHugh was the director of the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regional trading desks for the Exelon Power Team. He has held various leadership positions on the Power Team, including director of portfolio management and manager of the proprietary trading book.

Before joining the Power Team, McHugh worked for five years at Conectiv Energy in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was the director of power trading for the company's integrated power portfolio of generation assets and load positions in the PJM markets. He also worked at PJM Power Pool as an engineer in the scheduling and operations groups, where he was responsible for analyzing PJM's interchange limits and scheduling interchange transactions between PJM and neighboring control areas.