The Impressive Life of a Texas Lobbyist, Andrea McWilliams

A lobbyist, fundraiser and a political strategist, Andrea McWilliams is a unique woman who is actively engaged in changing and improving the lives of Texas people. She is currently working as a co-founder of McWilliams, an organization that crafts policies in legislative and regulatory fields in accordance to their clients. She co-founded the firm with her husband, Dean McWilliams.

Her work in both the public and private sector has equipped her with extraordinary persuasion skills that have helped her push for positive changes in the communities. Andrea McWilliams started off as the Chief of Staff at an early age of twenty-one. Since then, she has been actively engaged in political processes and has served as a consultant to many powerful politicians. Her participation in this field earned her informal title of “consigliere to the powerful and political.”

Andrea McWilliams helped to pass $100 million in the 81st Legislative Session that saw Texas become the first place in the world to have a clean coal power plant that is advanced to capture carbon from the atmosphere.

In 2009, Andrea McWilliams was named by the Austin Business Journal as the Top Lobbyist in Texas. She also received the “Profiles in Power Award” from the Austin Business Journal and also the “Woman of Distinction” from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. She was also the recipient of the “Austin Under 40” award in 2012.

Andrea McWilliams’ involvement in philanthropic and community activities has made her be included in the “All-Stars” list of the Austin American-Statesman Fortune 500. She has actively engaged in the non-profit organizations, including serving as a board member in several organizations. She is a longtime member of “Long Center’s Notable Women,” and served as the chair of Mamma Jamma Ride.