J. Blacklock Wills, Jr.
Blacklock (“Lock”) Wills, Jr. was elected to The Wills Group Board of Directors in 1985. Mr. Wills became the President of The Wills Group in 1988. He was appointed CEO in 1993 and Board Chairman in 1998.
Mr. Wills is on the Board of Directors for the Ruppert Companies and he also serves on the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He has previously served as a director for Lee Development Group, Inc., Director and Chairman of the Mid Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association (MAPDA), Chairman of the Better Home Heat Council, Inc., Vice President of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, and Director of the Mercantile Southern Maryland Bank. He recently concluded his service on the Shell National Wholesale Council, where he served as Chairman in 2012-13.
Mr. Wills’ civic duties include: the Charles County 350th Anniversary Committee; Town of La Plata Vision Committee; Past Director of the Mattawoman Creek Arts Center Board; Charles County Planning Commission La Plata Centennial; Past Chairman of the Center of Business and Industry Fund Drive; Past Chairman of the Rotary Club of Charles County; Chairman of the American Heart Association Business Campaign; Charles County Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Comprehensive Plan; and the James C. Mitchell Health Center Fund Drive Committee.
Mr. Wills’ prior positions with The Wills Group include having served as Vice President of Marketing, Motor Fuels Department Manager, and Area Manager. Mr. Wills received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Investments from The George Washington University. He is married to Michele Miles, with 4 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.