A Person to Watch: Andrea McWilliams

If you were to sit down an list out all of the political powerhouses that are currently passing legislation, chances are Andrea McWilliams would be near the top of your list. Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist that is currently working with her husband Dean at McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants in Austin, Texas. Here they represent a multitude of clients and work to promote their interests in legislative sessions. Andrea McWilliams has been extremely successful in her endeavors, and she is being recognized as one of the most powerful political figures that Texas has ever seen.

Andrea McWilliams represents several different types of clients. She represents private and corporate clients of course. Recently, she won millions in legislated incentives for one of her clients to build one of the first advanced clean coal power plants in the world. However, she also represents non-profit organizations like KillCancer and the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, showing her philanthropic spirit.

In fact, Andrea McWilliams is extremely involved in charity and philanthropy. She is currently the board member of several different non-profit organizations. She is also very interested in preserving the culture and architecture of old Austin. Because of her love of conservation, she is on the board of the Preservation Austin, Ballet Austin, and Pease Park Conservancy organizations. She even used to be the President of Inherit Austin, a non-profit organization that is attempting to save Austin’s old architectural styles.

Because of her philanthropic endeavors, Andrea McWilliams has won several awards and distinctions, including being named an Austin Fashion Week “Style Setter,” being included on the Austin American-Statesman’s Glossy 8 and Fortunate 500 lists, being recognized with a Woman of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of America, and winning an Austin Under 40 Award. Andrea McWilliams is a powerhouse in legislative sessions and unstoppable when it comes to philanthropy. She will be one to watch in the next decade.