Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist, political fundraiser, and a skilled strategist. She has been a major force in Texas’ political scene ever since she began working as a chief of staff at the age of 21. Andrea McWilliams offers government affairs consultancy. She is respected nationally for her lobbying endeavors. As a leading Texas lobbyist, Andre works with her husband, Dean McWilliams to develop policy in regulatory and legislative areas. Andrea ensures that clients from each political side are well represented. Various national media organizations, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN have documented her role as a leading political strategist and fundraiser.
Andrea McWilliams has been involved in several initiatives. During the 81st Legislative Session, she passed $100 million in incentives in a bid to make Texas the first region with the most advanced clean coal power plant in the world. In 2007, she was recognized for her key role in saving a $3 billion package for cancer research.
She started her career at Public Strategies, Inc, an iconic firm, where she honed her grassroots skills in the private sector. In her career, Andrea McWilliams has received many awards. They include Profiles in Power by the Austin Business Journal and the 2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the Girl Scout of Central Texas honored McWilliams with the Woman Distinction Award. A couple of years ago, McWilliams received the Austin Under 40 Award, and was honored as a member of the Austin American-Statesman’s Glossy 8 list.
As a philanthropist, Andrea McWilliams has served as a board member of numerous organizations, including Mexi-Arte Museum, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Texas Lyceum, HeartGift, and Arthouse. She has also been a representative of KillCancer and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. These two foundations focus on preventing cancer by making people aware of their health.