Brittany Williams, A marketer making a difference

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate Brittany Williams, CPSM, on her selection as one of The State’s 20 Under 40 honorees. The program honors 20 people under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their communities.

The news of this well-deserved honor was no surprise to me. I’ve had the privilege of working with Brittany for nearly a decade and witnessed her become a passionate business development and marketing influencer in the architecture, engineering and construction industry firsthand. She is an extremely hard worker who is making a difference in our business.

Having lived in the Midlands her whole life, Brittany recognizes the importance of being involved and giving back to the local community. She is an ardent South Carolinian who takes tremendous pride in her South Carolina roots and is always looking for opportunities to share her passion for the state with others.

She joined Mead & Hunt’s Lexington team to provide marketing services for our transportation infrastructure group. Brittany’s efforts from the Lexington office haven’t just influenced our South Carolina market, but our entire footprint for transportation services. She grew into the position of Client Liaison overseeing our entire Transportation division’s marketing and business development efforts nationwide in a short time. Her involvement with Mead & Hunt expansions into new markets has proved crucial to our success.

As a minority in the AEC industry, Brittany continually pushes the limits of what a female can do in a male-dominated industry. She does not allow age or gender to restrict growth or development in the office or in the field. We are lucky to work for Mead & Hunt, where the culture is very supportive of everyone. Twenty-nine percent of Mead & Hunt employees are women, much higher than the AEC industry average.

Brittany also advocates for and gives citizens a voice on infrastructure projects with her public outreach and involvement efforts. Her career allows her to communicate often with the public both locally and nationally. This is something that she does not take for granted.

Both professionally and personally, Brittany has worked with a myriad of public, private and nonprofit sectors committed to developing productive relationships within their communities. She is heavily involved in the Society for Marketing Professional Services, the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, American Council of Engineering Companies and serves on the Board of the Central SC Committee of 100. She was most recently selected as a member of the 2018 Leadership Lexington County Class.

Congratulations, once again, Brittany. Your enthusiasm for the Midlands, our clients and the public are evident in all you do. I am excited to see how your passionate leadership and commitment will positively shape the Midlands and AEC industry for years to come.

Well done!

Rick Plymale, PE, PLS

About the Author

Rick Plymale, P.E., PLS, oversees the operations of our southeastern offices performing transportation services. Rick is a problem-solver and a planner. He stays in front of challenges by taking care of important things first. He enjoys getting things done and checking them off the list. Before taking action, though, Rick thinks about the impact on others and the future. “We like to have fun,” he says, “But we don’t like surprises.” Our clients appreciate that and enjoy working with us.

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