Posted on July 14, 2022
Andrea L. Williams has been named U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District’s Operations Division chief. She is responsible for the Operation and Maintenance of the Physical Support Branch to include Ensley Engineer Yard Marine Maintenance Center; the Mississippi River Regional Channel Improvement fleet to include the revetment Mat Loading, Grading, and Clearing and Snagging Units; the Dredge Hurley and its associated floating plant; Motor Vessel Mississippi, Huxtable and Graham Burke Pumping Stations; and providing support to Engineering and Construction Division as well as Programs and Project Management Division.
Williams is a Nashville, Tennessee native. She graduated from Tennessee State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Williams also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Williams started her U.S Army Corps of Engineers career as a co-op student with the Nashville District. She joined the Memphis District in 2000, serving as a civil engineer in the Construction Branch. She was promoted in 2002 to supervisory civil engineer and served as Water Data Section chief. In 2011, Williams moved to Operations Division where she served as Plant Section chief at Ensley Engineer Yard. Williams joined the Galveston District in 2019, serving as an operations project manager over Addicks and Barker Dams and Wallisville Lake. In January 2020, she deployed to Afghanistan for two years, supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel where she was the Technical Services Branch chief. Williams returned to the Memphis District in January 2022 when she was selected to serve in a temporary position as Operations Division chief and was subsequently hired to fill the position permanently.