Mae Whiteside Williams, PE is the CEO and owner of CKL Engineers, LLC. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999, she founded CKL in 2009. The company has since grown significantly and now offers a range of multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering services, including aviation, civil/site, construction management and environmental engineering. CKL is a trusted partner to prime consultants and agencies throughout the region.
Mrs. Whiteside Williams has always been dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and this is reflected in the makeup of CKL's staff. The company is one of the few African American-female-owned engineering firms in the country, and its staff is 45% women and 55% diverse. CKL believes that a diverse team provides well-rounded perspectives and helps to generate new and creative solutions.
Joyce Smith has been named the Vice President of Administration at CKL Engineers, LLC, where she will be responsible for overseeing the company's payroll, benefits, and human resources functions. With her extensive experience in administration and human resources, including her military experience, Joyce will bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the role. She is an asset to the CKL team as she works to ensure that the company's payroll and benefits programs are fair, competitive, and in line with industry standards. She is responsible for managing the company's human resources policies and practices, including recruiting, hiring, and training new employees, as well as managing employee relations and performance. Overall, Joyce's leadership and expertise will be critical to the success and growth of CKL Engineers, LLC.
As the Vice President of Administration at CKL Engineers, LLC, she works to ensure that CKL has the resources and personnel it needs to successfully complete transportation projects, and helps to manage the company's relationships with transportation clients. Additionally, Ms. Smith's expertise in administration and human resources could be valuable in helping CKL to develop and implement policies and processes that support the success of its transportation projects.