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City's New IT Director Has Over 20 Years of Experience

Ms. Shirrell Williams has joined Team Reidsville as the City’s new Information Technology Director

Ms. Shirrell Williams

effective January 9, 2023. She replaces Ms. Rhonda Wheeler, who retired in December of 2022.

Ms. Williams has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology with more than 14 years in local government. She comes to Reidsville from the City of High Point, where she was a PC Network Analyst and IT Desktop Manager. She also has experience in municipal budgeting, project management and disaster recovery planning.

“I am excited about joining the City of Reidsville and honored to accept the position to lead the Information Technology Department,” Williams said. “My passion for service, technology, innovation and building positive relationships coincides with the City of Reidsville’s vision for innovation in technology and excellent customer service. I look forward to championing new partnerships along with implementing effective services with integrity and efficiency. I also look forward collaborating with the internal team to enhance the quality of life for our residents.”

City Manager Summer Woodard is glad to welcome Williams to the City’s Management Team and the IT Department.

“Shirrell was an ideal candidate to join us here in Reidsville,” Woodard said. “She embodies the type of personnel we want here in our City, those who are committed to excellence in their profession and service to others. We believe she will be an excellent addition as she leads our IT Department into the future.”

In addition to her years of experience, Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from SC State University, a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management from NC Central University, Summa Cum Laude, Associate degree in Information Technology & Network, and is currently earning a Master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government.

As an advocate of continual learning, she also received her Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) certificate from the University of North Carolina School of Government in 2018 and the General Colin Powell High Performance Leadership Certificate from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 2021.

Williams is also a community advocate for families and youth. She spends her time volunteering on the North Carolina State Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) as an At Large Member and currently serves on a local level as PTA President. She also serves on the NC Local Government Information Systems Association’s conference committee.

She and her husband, Greg, celebrated 27 years of married life in December. They have two children, a daughter, She’Neka, a second-year dental student in Nashville, TN, a son Gregory, a junior at UNC-Charlotte, and a granddaughter, Nevaeh who is in 4th grade.

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