Political fundraiser and lobbyist Andrea McWilliams is a skilled strategist, combining persuasion with patience and grit with grace. Known for her robust attention to detail, Andrea McWilliams brings her meticulous expertise to every issue she is involved in, drawing on her time in both the public and the private sector. The national media such as the BBC, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, and FOX News have all reported on her role as a leading political strategist and fundraiser. Andrea McWilliams is a national political commentator, and she has received profiling in various publications in Texas.
Andrea McWilliams was the proud recipient of “Profiles in Power Award” by the Austin Business Journal and was bestowed with the “Woman of Distinction” Award by the Central Texas’ Girl Scouts. Additionally, in 2012, McWilliams was awarded the “Austin Under 40”. She has been honored as a member of The Austin American-Statesman Glossy 8 list.
A chief of staff at 21, Andrea McWilliams proceeded on to hone her grassroots skills in the private sector at the iconic public relations firm, Public Strategies, Inc. Presently, Andrea is the co-founder of McWilliams, which operates as a full-service company of governmental affair consultants. She opened its doors when the couple team of Dean and Andrea combined their experience and talents to form a robust alliance, trusted at the local, state as well as national level.
Andrea McWilliams was raised just some few steps from the Congress Avenue’s Texas Capitol and currently resides in Old Enfield, where she is raising her three kids together with her husband, Dean, in a historic home. She is a well-known community volunteer and philanthropist, and she has, on many occasions, been named to the Austin American-Statesman Fortunate 500’s “All-Stars” list. McWilliams has been a member for many other not-for-profit agencies, including Preservation Austin, Texas Lyceum, Ballet Austin, Rise Across, Mexi-Arte Museum, Arthouse, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Pease Park Conservancy, and the Waterloo President’s Council among many others. Andrea McWilliams has additionally represented the KillCancer and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, two nonprofit organizations committed to preventing cancer.