Michael J. Wallace
BS Electrical Engineering, Marquette University; MBA, University of Chicago
Marquette Chapter, 1968
Wife – Victoria; Children – Michael and Amy; Three grandchildren
Wallace is vice chairman of Constellation Energy and chairman of UniStar Nuclear Energy, a strategic joint venture between Constellation Energy and the EDF Group, an energy market leader in Europe.
Prior to joining Constellation Energy Group, Wallace was managing director of Barrington Energy Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in energy industry transactions and advisory services. He co-founded the firm in 1998 and has advised energy company executives on mergers and acquisitions, transaction financing, and market and investment opportunities.
Before joining Barrington Energy, Mike had more than 25 years of senior executive and utility operations experience. From 1993 to 1999, he was senior vice president with Unicom/ComEd of Illinois, a $7 billion utility serving 3.4 million customers. He was also ComEd’s chief nuclear officer, responsible for the operation of the company’s 12 nuclear generating units at six power plant sites.
Mike began with Unicom/ComEd in 1974 as a principal engineer, managing various responsibilities associated with the design, procurement, and construction of power plants. He became plant manager in 1979, then executive and manager in 1982, and vice president in 1990. In his tenure he had responsibility for the completion of the Braidwood and Byron Nuclear Stations of Commonwealth Edison.
He also served as a naval officer in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine force.
He is chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) Security Working Group, chairman of the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council under the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan, chairman of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (PCIS), member of NEI’s New Plant Oversight Steering Committee, director of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) and chairman of UniStar Nuclear Energy.
He is active in a variety of boards and organizations, including those associated with Boy Scouts of America, Big Shoulders Fund of Chicago, Catholic Charities of Maryland and Ocean Race Chesapeake.