Jere A. “Buddy” Williams, P.E., is the interim director of TxDOT's Materials and Tests Division.

Williams oversees the functions of the Materials and Tests Division, which include highway materials and testing procedures.

Williams started his career with TxDOT in June 1987 working summers for the Clarksville Maintenance Section and Paris Residency 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 subsequently, in November of 1999, he was promoted to Assistant Area Engineer. In 2006, Buddy was selected as project engineer for the $153 million I-30 reconstruction project in Texarkana—to date the largest construction project ever awarded in the district. From March 2013 to July 2018, Buddy served as the Atlanta District’s Director of Construction. In July 2018, Williams became the new Construction Division Deputy Director, and he was then selected as the interim director for the newly created Materials and Tests Division.

Contact Williams by phone at (512) 506-5800 or by email.

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