Andrea McWilliams started her career in high gear as the chief of staff for a state representative in Texas and has not slowed down. After then spending some time in public relations at Public Strategies, Inc., she used her experience in the public and private spheres to co-found McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants with her husband. Together, they have earned a reputation, both in Texas and nationally, as leaders in the lobbying/consulting world. Andrea McWilliams expertly creates solid policies and platforms for her clients and advises politicians and business professionals in a variety of areas. For instance, in Texas, she helped craft a bill that provided 100 million dollars to lead the world in building an environmentally-friendly coal power plant that captures carbon, reducing air pollution. She also worked to successfully direct 3 billion dollars for a cancer research program in Texas.
She and her husband have influenced politics both locally in Texas and also on a national scale. Andrea McWilliams earned the reputation of a top fundraiser during President George W. Bush’s campaign. She also vocally supported Ted Cruz during his 2016 run for president and assisted with the campaign of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Her expertise and success has not gone unrecognized. Major media news outlets have hailed her as a leading lobbyist and political commentator on a national level, and Andrea McWilliams has won many awards and titles in Texas including Austin’s Fashion Week “Style Setter” and earned finalist status for the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Texas Businesswoman of the Year” award in 2016.
Andrea Williams uses her expertise and influence to support causes of personal significance to her. She has helped raise millions of dollars for breast cancer prevention and treatment and also works to preserve the historical architecture native to her hometown, Austin, Texas.