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For Immediate Release


Tasha Jamerson

BGE Announces New Vice President and General Counsel

​BALTIMORE (December 31, 2018) – BGE has promoted John Corse to vice president and General Counsel for the company, replacing Dan Gahagan who announced his retirement in September.

John most recently served as Associate General Counsel for BGE’s parent company Exelon where he oversaw litigation activities for many of Exelon’s operating companies, including the Maryland-based competitive business and Exelon utilities BGE, Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric.

"We are excited about the knowledge, experience and extensive community involvement John is bringing to the role of vice president and General Counsel at BGE," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., BGE’s chief executive officer. "We are also very thankful to Dan for his dedication and service, which includes expertly leading BGE’s legal strategy through some of the most transformational chapters in the company’s history, including the transition to competitive markets and smart meters, among many others. We are confident that John will continue to keep our customers, employees and other stakeholders top of mind as he leads our legal team."

John has long and distinguished career in Maryland, starting his legal profession in Baltimore at the law firm of Piper & Marbury which later became Piper Rudnick LLP. He was also an insurer with USF&G Corporation before joining Exelon in 2003 as Chief Litigation Counsel for Constellation. John has been active in many pro bono efforts with the Baltimore City Bar Association, and is a supporter of the United Way of Central Maryland. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law.

John and Dan have been working together on the transition over the past few months, and John will officially begin his new role in January.


BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million

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