Sherry Williams loves to work with others, if you couldn’t tell from her two favorite parts of her job – team meetings and her coworkers. As a senior project manager in the highway department in Texas, cooperation is a must, and Sherry understands this. Her essential professional philosophy she abides by is to be a servant leader. “Grow in the ability and knowledge of those you oversee,” she said. “Encourage them.” She’s learned to actively listen to those around her, and it has helped her to grow and succeed in her work. Before she made the decision – her best one yet – to accept her position at Urban, Sherry graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and worked for ten years for the Texas Department of Transportation. After gaining such experience, now she is happy for the opportunity to expand her skills and bring local knowledge to Urban.
It is a challenge to balance work and being a single mother, but Sherry does it well. When she’s not at work, she loves to spend time with her son, and someday she’d like to take an overseas trip together. Outside of her career, she also enjoys reading and woodworking. She is involved in WTS, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. Her work for the Society of Women Engineers has been noteworthy, and she has held multiple positions including Region C Governor. In the future, Sherry can see herself becoming a practice leader in the firm’s southwest regional office. In the meantime, she brings a special grace and kindness to the collaborative work she does at Urban. Her mottos to treat others as you would like to be treated and to live life to the fullest exemplify the light she brings to the office and to the meetings and coworkers she values so much.