Andrea McWilliams is a lobbyist and political fundraiser based in Austin, Texas. She is also an inspiration to millions of people in the Lone Star state and beyond. The founder of McWilliams Governmental Affairs, she’s a breast cancer survivor, entrepreneur, wife and mother of three. McWilliams is also a community volunteer and master strategist. Her company, McWilliams and Associates, is Texas’ top lobbying firm. Their clients include the political elite, Fortune 500 companies and even the Kickapoo Indian Tribe. The company has grown ten-fold in the last 5 years.
Guided by faith, family and a fierce determination, Andrea McWilliams says encouraging cancer survivors is a top priority. She was the chairperson of the Mamma Jamma Ride which raises millions for cancer research, works on the Seton Breast Cancer Center’s behalf and is working bring the company in the UK whose revolutionary technology helps three-quarters of people receiving chemotherapy to keep their hair to Austin. Using grit, grace, patience, persuasion and attention to detail, McWilliams is usually successful when she tackles an issue.
A national political commentator, Andrea McWilliams was voted a ‘2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year’ finalist. Her work with nonprofit organizations has led to her being given numerous awards by a wide variety of organizations. She has also been featured on local and national media. McWilliams worked with the iconic public relations firm Public Strategies, Inc. before she and her husband Dean opened their full-service government affairs consulting firm.
A well-known philanthropist, Andrea McWilliams has served on the board of numerous non-profit organizations and works with KillCancer and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The screening room at Austin’s Seton Breast Cancer Center was named after Andrea McWilliams in 2014. She supports the Center for Child Protection and is a business mentor to women in Central Texas.