Consigliere to the Powerful and political: Andrea McWilliams

Andrea McWilliams is perhaps one of the most well-known and influential lobbyist and political fundraisers in Texas. For years, her tenacity and influence have brought her name recognition as a woman with a deep, thorough understanding of politics. Her reputation is of someone that “gets it done,” efficiently and accurately.

Distinguished by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a well-known, “consigliere to the powerful and political,” Andrea McWilliams has been blazing a trail in Austin, Texas and beyond. She is known as a master strategist and has been involved in a plethora of campaigns and is known as a master lobbyist.

Currently, Andrea runs McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants, a firm that she co-founded with her husband Dean. The two utilize their combined decades of experience in political strategy to work with the Texas Legislature.

Andrea McWilliams began her political career at an earlier age than most, being named as Chief of Staff at the incredibly young age of just 21 years old. From there, she honed her skills working in an iconic public relations company where she then went on to found her own company.

She is also known throughout greater Austin and across Texas as a philanthropist to the community – named multiple time to the “All Stars” of Austin America Statesman Fortunate 500 list. She has contributed her time to serving on many boards of non-profit organizations, including Ballet Austin, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Austin Children in Crisis and Texas Lyceum.

Among her many awards, Andrea McWilliams has received the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power Award,” hand was honored as the “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. She also was honored in 2012 with the “Austin Under 40” Awards.

She continues to blaze a bold bath through the Texas political scene as well as consistently devoting herself to philanthropy.

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