Andrea McWilliams is an established lobbyist and political fundraiser. She is the founder of McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a governmental affairs consultant firm. Andrea co-founded the firm with her husband, Dean. The company formulates policy in regulatory and legislative areas for their clients and helps them communicate with government agencies. Andrea and Dean are a Republican/Democrat duo that ensures their clients are well represented on both sides.
Andrea grew up in Texas City, along Congress Avenue. She began her career at 21 as a Chief of Staff at Public Strategies, Inc., a famous public relations company, where she established her private sector grassroots. She and her husband later combined their expertise and experiences to form McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants.
Andrea McWilliams is an experienced strategist. Using her experience from both private and public sector, she thoroughly tackles every issue she engages. Andrea is popular for her comprehensive attention to detail. She is also patient and persuasive, and these traits have seen her rise to be a top lobbyist.
Andrea is a philanthropist and a regular community volunteer, recognized several times on the ‘All-Stars’ of Austin American Statesman Fortunate 500 list. She has served in the board of several non-profit organizations such as HeartGift, Austin Children in Crisis and Rise Across Texas Challenge among others. She has been actively involved in cancer prevention organizations such as Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, and Mamma Jamma Ride. McWilliams enjoys mentoring young women in Central Texas on business and entrepreneurial matters
Awards and Recognitions
Andrea has received several recognitions and awards for her involvement in both business and charity work. In 2014, Seton Breast Cancer Centre named their screening room after Andrea in appreciation for her active participation in the organization. She also received both Austin Business Journal’s ‘Profiles in Power’ and Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist Awards in 2016. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas also presented her with their ‘Woman of Distinction’ Award.
Andrea McWilliams is indisputably a guru in the political scene. She is a distinguished national political commentator. In 2017, Andrea was the only lobbyist in Texas Monthly ‘POWER’ feature that highlighted the players of the legislative session. She was profiled together with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House.