Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Meet Cheryl Williams - Woman of Distinction 2011

As president of A.G. Williams, Cheryl Williams is responsible for mortgage and property sales. Prior to her position with A.G. Williams, Cheryl Williams worked with Bellsouth for 26 years as a project manager.

Throughout her career with South Central/BellSouth, Williams received many honors and distinctions including regional computer project recognition awards, and company leadership awards for leading Savings Bond Drives, United Way Campaigns and the Weather the Storm campaign.

Williams graduated from Jacksonville State University and from UAB. She also has her CMI training and certification.

Williams defines a community by not only where you live but where you include your outreach missionary work. Williams takes part in annual mission work in Birmingham for the homeless, elderly and underprivileged children as well as in overseas mission trips to Central America. Williams is the first female to be a board member of Highlands United Methodist Church. Williams initiated and chaired the first night Women's Circle, the sack lunch program for the homeless, annual Christmas parties for DHR families, and served as Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Councilor and Acting Youth Director. She has also been the YWCA board of directors and served as treasurer. She is active in The Women's Network where she has served as president, president-elect and treasurer. In the past, she has been active as a Pioneer and with Civitan. Williams is also on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Alabama and FOR Nicaraguan Relief Fund.

Through her mission work around the world which includes teaching English to students in China, building a church in Panama, teaching Vacation Bible School in San Antonio and serving the poor in Nicaragua, Williams knows no small deed goes unnoticed. She states, “I always come back as a stronger person with a better understanding of the world I live in.”

Williams will be honored at the Central Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on March 4. For more information, visit