Sherry D. Williams, Esq., is currently Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Global Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Jabil Inc., a Fortune 200 company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sherry has served in several senior executive roles in corporate America including at Halliburton Company in Houston, Texas. Over the course of her career she has developed deep expertise in corporate governance, corporate compliance, people and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, succession planning and litigation. Sherry is a trusted business advisor who leverages her legal and business experience to mitigate risk and facilitate business growth.
Ms. Williams is also a much sought-after public speaker, expert panelist, and is the recipient of many honors. In 2014, she was selected by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council as a Success to Significance Honoree. In 2013, Ms. Williams was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine. Over her career, she has been featured in numerous publications, including InsideCounsel Magazine’s “R-3 100”, the “Power 100” list of the 100 Most Powerful Black Lawyers in America by On Being a Black Lawyer Magazine, Diversity & The Bar Magazine, The Minority Business News (cover), and she was featured in the “Women on the Rise” chapter in Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 by Michelle Coleman Mayes & Kara Baysinger.
Ms. Williams has previously served on the Board of Directors for the University of Miami Law Alumni Association (Miami, FL.); Women of Tomorrow, a mentorship program for at risk young women (Miami, FL), the Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), and the Board of Trustees for Wheeler Avenue Christian Academy (Houston, TX) where she was also Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Ms. Williams earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1992 and is a 1995 graduate of the University Of Miami School Of Law. She is a member of the state bars of Florida, New Jersey and New York. Sherry grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas, but considers Houston, Texas home. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida and is mother to Sloane A. Williams, an exuberant and precocious nine-year-old.