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Texas Greats: Lobbyist and Political Fundraiser Andrea McWilliams

Andrea McWilliams is widely known for her political knowledge, attention to detail and has helped mold the landscape of politics in texas. She was integral in the passing of a $100 million incentive in the 91st Legislative Session that sought to make Texas the first and only location in the world with the most far-advanced clean coal power plant that would successfully capture carbon. A supporter of healthcare research, she also played a key role in saving a $3 billion cancer research that might have disappeared without her work in the issue.

Her background includes the incredible feat of being named a Chief of Staff at just 21 years old and co-founding McWilliams, a full-service firm of consultants for government affairs. She and her husband work as a team focusing on fundraising and political strategy.

Although Andrea McWilliams is best known for the footprint she has created in the political landscape, she is very well known in Austin and beyond for her dedicated philanthropy work. While she supports many worthy causes and charities, there are a few near and dear to her heart. Among her many philanthropic position, she is known as an inaugural member of the Long Center’s Notable Women and has been named multiple times to the “All Stars” of Austin American Statesman Fortunate 500 List. She has served as a board member for many non-profit organizations, including Preservation Austin, Pease Park Conservancy, Rise Across Texas Challenge, Austin Children in Crisis, Texas Lyceum, Ballet Austin and the Mexi-Arte Museum. Her work in the philanthropic sector has made an incredibly tangible mark on Austin’s landscape, a city that is in a boom of vitalization.

Her distinguished work has honored her with many awards, including receiving the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power Award,” “Austin Under 40” Award and was honored as the “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

Among her many awards and accomplishments, her true happy place is being surrounded in a group hug from her three precious children.