ATLANTA —The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) named Kimberly Garner, P.E. as the new Atlanta District Director of Construction effective Jan. 1.
“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Kim’s knowledge and experience coming in to replace Buddy Williams who transferred to Austin to become interim director of TxDOT’s new Materials and Tests Division,” TxDOT Atlanta district engineer said Mike Anderson said in a written statement.
Prior and concurrent with her earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M, she worked in the Texarkana Area Office from 1997-98. After graduating, she worked for a highway contractor constructing parts of Loop 151 and I-549 in the Texarkana area.
In 2002, Garner worked for TxDOT as an engineering assistant and rotated through area offices, district design, and advance planning in the Atlanta district and the environmental division in Austin. In 2006, she became a licensed professional engineer and returned to the Texarkana area office in 2010. In 2013, she earned the appointment as assistant area engineer and was named full area engineer in Mt. Pleasant in 2018.
The Atlanta District oversees and is responsible for state highway maintenance and construction in Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus and Upshur Counties.