David A. Cross, Jr.

David A. Cross, Jr. was appointed to the SMECO Board of Directors in April 2024 as one of the two representatives from Prince George’s County. The Brandywine resident and Gwynn Park graduate is the manager and owner of R & D Cross, Inc.—a family-owned, farm supply business—as well as the manager of R & D Cross Custom Buildings. The family business has served Southern Maryland for 97 years and Cross has managed it since 1986.

Cross graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985 with a bachelor of arts in business administration and a minor in marketing. He earned his degrees while playing three years of collegiate baseball. Cross has served as a basketball referee for the past 35 years. He is president of the Maryland Basketball Officials Association (MBOA) and the Charles-St. Mary’s (CHASM) Baseball League. Cross is also a member of Prince George’s County Farm Bureau, and his family farm was named to the Maryland Governor’s Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2020. Cross is a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Baden.