William “Bill” McCain Earns 2024 Perdue Executive Advisory Council Leadership Award


Salisbury, MD – For more than 35 years, Salisbury University alumnus William “Bill” McCain has been a business and community leader on the Lower Eastern Shore.

The Executive Advisory Council of Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently recognized McCain for his contributions to the region, presenting him with the Perdue Executive Advisory Council Leadership Award.

After earning his M.B.A. from SU, McCain embarked on a decades-long career in real estate valuation and consultation as founder and chairman of W.R. McCain and Associates.

He also has served two terms on the Wicomico County Council, first in 2006-10 as vice president and most recently from 2018-22.

In the community, McCain has held over 30 volunteer roles with organizations across the county and state, including the Maryland Commission of Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, and Home Inspectors, appointed by Governor Wes Moore. He also previously served as chair of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center executive board of trustees, the Greater Salisbury Committee, the YMCA of the Chesapeake corporate board and serves on the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore board of directors.

McCain is an inductee of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame and has been an active member of the Wicomico Rotary Club for more than 35 years including serving as past president and former Rotarian of the Year.

“Bill’s leadership in business and dedication to philanthropy makes him an incredible role model for our students,” said Dr. Christy Weer, dean of the Perdue School. “It’s an honor to recognize the long-term success of an SU alumnus who has gone above and beyond to give back to the very community where he started his career.”

The name of each year’s Perdue Executive Advisory Council Leadership Award winner is engraved on a plaque in the Perdue School. Each honoree also receives a commemorative award.

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