Posted on February 25, 2021
It gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of Mr. Byron Williams, PMP, as the new Galveston District Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management following a long and thorough selection process.
Byron has been serving as the Acting DPM for SWG since September 2020, where he oversees projects and services in an area spanning 50,000 square miles of the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico, and leads a $5 billion program of feasibility studies, assessments, engineering, design, and construction projects.
Byron is a 24-year USACE veteran. He has extensive experience within USACE and has completed several high-profile projects relating to inland and deep-draft navigation as well as ecosystem restoration. Since joining SWG in 1996, he has managed projects for the Port of Houston, the largest Port by tonnage in the Nation, a $1.5 billion effort on the Sabine Neches Waterway, implementation of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Supplemental Program, and he continues to oversee the finalization of the Coastal Texas Study, a large-scale comprehensive coastal storm risk management and ecosystem study aimed at providing coastal Texas communities with multiple lines of defense from a wide array of coastal hazards. His most recent duties as chief of project management included coordinating the planning, scope, development, design, and construction of all major projects within the Galveston District’s Civil Works portfolio.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern University in 1995 and is a Certified Project Management Professional. In his “spare time” Byron also referees for Texas college and high school basketball games.
I have every confidence in Byron’s ability to help lead the Galveston District as it continues its transition from being “Custodians” of the Texas Coast to “Champions” of the Texas Coast. Please join me in congratulating Byron on his new permanent position with Team Galveston!
Christopher G. Beck, P.E., PMP
Brigadier General, US Army Corps of Engineers