Top Texan lobbyist Andrea McWilliams has been a force to be reckoned with throughout her political career, starting as a Chief of Staff at the tender age of 21 and becoming one of the top fundraisers in the entire state. Her track record of using persuasion and patience combined with grace and tenacity has caught the attention of many national news agencies such as FOX News, Newsweek, USA Today and CNN, who have all reported on her determination and skill.
Specifically in the Texas political scene, Andrea McWilliams managed to pass $100 million in incentives to have her state accomodate the world’s most advanced clean coal power plant capable of of capturing carbon. In 2007, she was given due credit for her role in saving a $3 billion cancer research package and has even represented nonprofit cancer prevention groups like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and KillCancer. McWilliams also works alongside her husband Dean McWilliams as a lobby team made up of a Democrat and a Republican, offering fair representation for both sides of the aisle.
With regards to her impressive portfolio, it is no surprise that Andrea McWilliams has been a proud recipient for many well-earned awards, such as the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power” and the finalist award for the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Texas Businesswoman of the Year” for 2016. In addition to both of these presitigious awards, Mcwilliams has also been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas with the “Woman of Distinction” award, and in this year received the award of “Style Setter” by Austin Fashion Week, relating to her dedicated work of local Texan nonprofit groups.
Today, Andrea McWilliams resides in the historic neighborhood of Old Enfield with her husband as they raise their three children, while they continue their duo lobbying. In the meantime, McWiliams also involes herself in philanthropist work, relegating her years of experience to help mentor young women in central Texas, and being an active member in St. David’s Toast of the Town committee.