Jere A. “Buddy” Williams, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Atlanta District.
The Atlanta District comprises nine counties: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus and Upshur.
Williams started his career with TxDOT in 1987 as a summer intern for the Clarksville Maintenance Section and later served as a summer engineering intern in the Paris desidency in the Paris District. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in May 1990, he accepted a full-time position in the Atlanta District’s Texarkana Area Office, where he obtained his P.E. license and was named assistant area engineer.
In 2006, Williams was named the project engineer for the $153 million I-30 reconstruction project in Texarkana—to date the largest construction project ever awarded in the Atlanta District. From March 2013 to July 2018, Williams served as the Atlanta District’s director of construction. In July 2018, Williams became the deputy director for the Construction Division and in February 2019 accepted the position as Materials and Tests division director. He was named district engineer for the Atlanta District in June 2020.