PJM Interconnection Announces New Chief Risk Officer


PJM Interconnection today announced the appointment of Nigeria Poole Bloczynski as its chief risk officer.

As PJM’s CRO, Bloczynski will oversee all aspects of PJM’s risk function, including credit and collateral policies, market surveillance, monitoring of market-participant behavior, and both qualitative and quantitative analytics. The Risk and Audit Committee of the PJM Board of Managers will oversee Bloczynski, who joins the company July 29.

This elevated, board-level oversight reflects PJM’s objective to further instill the importance of risk management throughout the organization.

Bloczynski will coordinate all enterprise risk management operations, including identifying risks to the organization and defining appropriate mitigating controls.

“I am thrilled to be welcoming Nigeria to PJM,” said Interim President and CEO Susan J. Riley. “She brings a depth of knowledge and experience in this important area that I am confident will serve our organization and stakeholders well.”

Bloczynski has worked for more than 20 years in commodity and credit risk management in both the financial and energy markets, most recently as director of commodity and corporate risk management for Washington, D.C.-based WGL Holdings, Inc., whose companies include Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas.  She serves on the board of directors of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers, the national nonprofit organization that advances best practices in the risk management field. Bloczynski holds a B.S. in mathematics from Morgan State University and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.