James McHugh

Senior Vice President, Wholesale Trading

James McHugh, Senior Vice President, Wholesale Trading

A 23-year veteran of the energy industry, McHugh is responsible for wholesale trading and portfolio management of Exelon’s generation, load, transactions and contracted assets. The group is responsible for optimizing the value of the company’s national portfolio through its trading decisions in the power, natural gas, and environmental products markets.

Professional History 

Previously, McHugh was senior vice president, Portfolio Management and Strategy. In that role, he was responsible for fundamental analytics, portfolio management, pricing and structuring, product management, transmission analytics, quantitative analytics, and wholesale/retail integration.

Prior to the merger with Constellation, he was the director of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regional trading desks for the Exelon Power Team. Prior to that, he held various positions in the Power Team including director of portfolio management and manager of the Proprietary Trading Book. Prior to joining Power Team, he worked for five years at Conectiv Energy in Wilmington, DE 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.

Civic Involvement

McHugh is a member of the board of trustees of the Maryland Zoological Society, operator of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. 


McHugh has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University, and a master’s of business administration in finance from Villanova University.