Valerie M. Williams served as the Assurance Services Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP’s Southwest Region from 1981 until 2016. In this role, Williams had responsibility for a $500 million audit practice encompassing nine states, 14 offices and 1,200 employees.
Williams has more than 35 years of audit and public accounting experience, serving numerous global and multi-location companies, primarily in the energy and technology sectors. She has held several senior leadership positions at Ernst & Young, including serving as a national office partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group located in Houston, where she was responsible for technical consultation, assistance and guidance on complex accounting and reporting issues.
Williams earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.