Andrea McWilliams is a political fundraiser and lobbyist. She is also known for implementing skilled strategies for political clients and perfecting the art of persuasion. McWilliams is well known for her attention to detail and unique experience, since she has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. Andrea McWilliams has also been featured on several national media outlets, including Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, NPR and the Wall Street Journal.
McWilliams, a national political commentator has been recognized by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a “consigliere to the powerful and political.” She was the only lobbyist features with the Speaker of the House, Lieutenant Governor and Governor in the POWER feature of Texas Monthly in 2017, and is a recipient of the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power Award. She has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and made the Austin American-Statesman’s Glossy 8 List. McWilliams is also a known community volunteer and philanthropist, and has been on the Austin American Statesman Fortunate 500 list several times.
Andrea McWilliams became chief of staff when she was just 21 years old, and went to enhance her grassroots skills with Public Strategies, Inc. She is currently the cofounder of McWilliams, a full service public relations firm for political clients. She runs the company with her husband Dean. The couple have three children and reside in Old Enfield, which is not far from the Texas State Capitol on Congress Avenue–the area where McWilliams was born and raised.