Urban is pleased to announce that Sherry Williams, PE, has been elected Region C Governor of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Ms. Williams serves as a senior project manager in Urban’s Irving, Texas, office. SWE’s Region C consists of the Gulf Coast states.
“It is a privilege to be elected to a leadership position in SWE, an important organization in our industry,” Ms. Williams said. “In my new position, I plan to continue SWE’s mission to advocate for members' full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, and expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.”
Involved with many industry associations, Ms. Williams is also a member of WTS, the American Society of Highway Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association. She has 20 years’ experience in railway and roadway design, including 10 years at the Texas Department of Transportation. She specializes in providing conceptual layouts through final design for Class I railroads, short lines, and industrial rail clients. This includes design of sidings, intermodal facilities, rail yards, turnout locations, at-grade crossings, over and underpasses, and signing. She also has experience developing roadway schematics and plans, specifications, and estimates for complex urban highway projects. In addition, she provides traffic control plans and pavement marking and signing services for freeways. Ms. Williams is a graduate from Texas Tech University, where she earned a degree in civil engineering.
SWE states that for more than six decades, the organization has “has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry.” The organization is centered around a passion for members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.