Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist and political fundraiser whose strategies and methods have been proven effective. She is known for combining her gift of persuasion and tenacity to make significant strides in the world of Texas politics. She is known for brining expertise and skill to every issue she tackles, and has worked in both private and public sectors. National media outlets such as CNN, NPR and Newsweek have featured McWilliams for her work as a fundraiser and political strategist. A number of Texas-based publications have also featured her work and accomplishments.
Andrea McWilliams has been honored with the Profiles in Power award presented by the Austin Business Journal and was honored by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a 2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year finalist. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas also presented McWilliams of the Woman of Distinction Award. Her previous awards include the Austin Under 40 list and the Glossy 8 list presented by the Austin American-Statesman.
McWilliams is perhaps best noted for becoming the Chief of Staff at only 21 years of age, and continued to perfect her public relations and consulting skills by becoming part of the team of Public Strategies, Inc. She now runs McWilliams, a full-service public relations firm for governmental affairs with her husband Dean. Because the couple is a Republican-Democratic team, they are able to represent clients fairly and accurately.
McWilliams has chosen to raise her family in her native Austin. She currently resides in Old Enfield with her husband and three children.