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News Release, Southern Maryland Electric Coop

The SMECO Board of Directors recently announced that Samuel “Jack” Hammett has resigned his seat on the Board as of March 31, 2020. Hammett represented Calvert and Anne Arundel counties and served on SMECO’s Board since 1990.

“Jack Hammett has been a pillar of the community in Calvert County for decades, and his presence on SMECO’s Board has been invaluable. We could always count on Mr. Hammett to be honest and fair-minded and to have our co-op members’ best interest at heart,” said Sonja Cox, SMECO president and CEO. She added, “We will miss his foresight and his wise counsel.”

Hammett is the owner of Hammett’s Building Services. He is the secretary of the Calvert County Plumbing Commission. He is past chairman of the Calvert County Fire and Rescue Commission and past member of the Maryland State Fire Commission. Hammett is a founding member, former board member and treasurer of Calverton School. In addition, Hammett is a member and past president of the Calvert County Lions Club, as well as a life member of the Calvert County Historical Society.

Hammett served as Vice Chairman of the SMECO Board from 2008 to 2013. He served on the Personnel and Benefits Committee and the Board Risk Oversight Committee. He received both the Credentialed Cooperative Director designation and the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...