Andrea McWilliams is a fascinating young businesswomen. Born and raised a short distance from the Texas state capitol, she now devotes her career to improving her community for the future generations. With great support of her family to pursue her dreams, Andrea McWilliams became a talented politician skilled to help Austin preserve the historic past and maintain the steady growth into the future.
As a philanthropist and community volunteer Andrea McWilliams has been a board member for non-profit groups such as Ballet Austin, Mexi-Arte Museum, Arthouse, Preservation Austin, Pease Park Conservancy, and Rise Across Texas Challenge. Other non-profit organizations she has been involved with include HeartGift, Austin Children in Crisis, Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, KillCancer, Pioneer Farms, and many more.
Andrea McWilliams dedication to her career has been recognized by many. She has graciously accepted a numerous amounts of rewards. On several occasions she has been named on the “All Stars” of Austin American Statesman Fortunate 500 list. She was also named the “2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist.” She also received the Austin Business Journal’s “Profile in Power.” The Austin American-Statesman named her as a member on the “Glossy 8 List.” She received the “Austin Under 40” Award. To honor her hard work and dedication to the non-profit organizations, Fashion Week awarded her the “Style Setter” award. And the girl scouts of central Texas honored her with their “Woman of Distinction” Award.
In addition to her career as a co-founder of her public relations consultant business, Andrea McWilliams currently remains active in several non-profit organizations located in her community. Some of which include Ballet Austin, Pease Park Conservancy, and Preservation Austin. She also finds time to partner with Austin Business Journal to mentor young women of central Texas.
- Education and Career History
Andrea McWilliams is a born and bred citizen of a Texan border city named El Paso. She studied Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Brown University. It is while she was pursuing her undergraduate degree program that she fell in love with issues revolving around social justice. Due to her dedication to making her hometown’s inhabitant’s life safe, she engaged herself in immigrant advocacy work so as empower marginalized groups.
McWilliams currently resides in Old Enfield with her husband and their three children. She is a reputed philanthropist and community leader who has been awarded numerous awards, including the Austin American Statesman Fortunate 500 list. She has worked with a myriad of non-profit organizations and has even served as a board member in most of them. She is a proud Austin native who has served as a past president of Inherit Austin, a non-governmental organization meant to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Austin. She has also served with two breast cancer foundations intended to mitigate cancer, while at the same time has raised millions of funds to the foundations. The girl scouts of central Texas once awarded her with the Woman of Distinction award.
- Current Position
Andrea McWilliams is currently a skilled strategist, lobbyist, and political fundraiser. She is versed for her meticulous attention, unique expertise and persuasion in the political arena. Major media outlets have reported her as a detailed political strategist and commentator who plays a major role in Austenite politics. It is her prowess that has made her one of the most versatile, most sought iconic public relations women of Texas. The native Austenite is a political force to reckon with since she became a Chief of Staff while she was very young. She has been ranked as one of the best lobbyists in Texas by the Austin Business Journal, courtesy of her company the McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants. She works together with her husband in creating policies that ensure that their clients are well represented in both Democrat and Republican political arenas. The dynamic bipartisan duo has created policies that have made them be acknowledged on all sides of the political divide.