Andrea McWilliams is a well-known public figure in Texas and is an inspiration and role model for many, especially females. She has come a long way in her career and is now one of the top political strategist, fundraiser, and lobbyists in the country. Her company, McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, is one of the top private government affairs consultancies, having both Republics and Democrats as its clients. She runs the business along with her husband, Dean McWilliams, who is also heavily experienced in the field and helps Andrea with her endeavors. Andrea McWilliams is known to have high influence in the top political and social circles, which helps her with her fundraising efforts and her job as a lobbyist. The track record of McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultancy over the years speaks for itself.
In the 81st legislative assembly that took place recently, Andrea McWilliams managed to pass a bill that grants over $100 million for setting up the most advanced coal power plant in the state of Texas, which would be one of its kinds in the world. As a Texas Lobbyist, she has worked in many different ways for the improvement of the state, whether it is community platform, political platform, or as a philanthropist. Andrea is multi-talented and at the same time highly practical and aggressive in her approach, which means that she would devise a realistic plan to get to her goals and ensure she achieves what she set out to make.
As a philanthropist, she has served on the board of many leading charity organizations active in the state as well as nationally, including Austin Children in Crisis, Texas Lyceum, Waterloo President’s Council, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Mexi-Arte Museum, Arthouse, and HeartGift. Andrea is also associated with St. David’s Hospital Toast of the Town Committee. As a true Austinite, Andrea McWilliams works hard to ensure the heritage and the culture of the city and the state continue to exist for the future generation to witness the legacy the city of Austin and state of Texas is all about. Andrea is an active member and has served as the President of Inherit Austin to help preserve the architectural landmark as well as the cultural integrity of the city.
Andrea McWilliams is an active volunteer against Cancer and is associated with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation as well as the big Cancer prevention organization, KillCancer. She has also served as the honorary chairman of the nationwide popular initiative of Mamma Jamma Ride, which since its beginning, has raised millions in funds to fight against cancer and help women struggling breast cancer. To recognize McWilliams couple for their generous philanthropy and active support in combating cancer across the state, the Seton Breast Cancer Center named their screening room after them.
Andrea is a popular figure among the people in Texas and she serves considerable amount of her time mentoring young female entrepreneurs in the state. She has also led the largest ever charity event hosted in Austin, Ballet Fete, as well and is the member of board of Pease Park Conservancy, Preservation Austin and Ballet Austin.