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Posted 1/21/2009

Release no. 09-03


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MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 21, 2009 – Steve Williamson is the Deputy Chief, Engineering and Construction Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

He has worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 20 years in various sections of the Memphis District as a Professional Engineer with duties as a Structural Engineer, Planner, Catastrophic Disaster Response Plan Program Manager and Technical Services Support Branch Chief.

In his new position Williamson is responsible for assisting the Division Chief in formulating short- and long-range plans, schedules, and budgets for the overall management and direction of all activities of the Engineering and Construction Division.

From a communication standpoint, Williamson will also serve as a liaison with officials in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters and other District Offices, U.S. Congressional members, other Federal agencies, State, County and Municipal Governments.

The 25,000-square-mile Memphis District encompasses portions of six states and is charged with keeping 355 miles of the Mississippi River open for commercial navigation. Its mission is to provide flood risk management, navigation, environmental stewardship, other authorized civil works, military programs support, and emergency operations within our area of responsibility, in order to benefit the region and the nation.