William R. Cullins, III

Vice Chairman

“Service is central to everything we do. Our customers are the owners of the co-op, and in addition to servicing issues, we take very seriously our responsibility to research and implement the best technologies and practices that will prove beneficial and cost-effective to our stakeholders. We are driven by and dedicated to the community we serve—and to the future of Southern Maryland.”

Bill Cullins represents St. Mary’s County on SMECO’s Board of Directors. He was elected as Board Vice Chairman in September 2023. Born and raised in St. Mary’s County, his family has owned and operated Mt. Chance Farm, a state designated Century Farm, for several generations. He is the president and part owner of Cullins Trucking, Inc. in Clements, and vice president and part owner of Wicomico Grain Elevator in Wicomico. He graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Cullins is a current member of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce and Seventh District Optimist Club. He also serves on the Finance Committee for Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood, MD. He previously served as a longtime chairman of the St. Mary’s County Alcoholic Beverage Board, as well as a volunteer for the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department. Since 2009, he has traveled internationally as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program, building homes in Central and South America.

Cullins joined the SMECO Board of Directors in December 2010. He received the Credentialed Cooperative Director designation in 2012 and completed the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2017. Cullins currently serves as chairman of the Personnel and Benefits Committee and is a member of the Capital Projects Committee.