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Andrea McWilliams in Austin and Around Town

Andrea McWillims is an Austin, Texas resident of renown. She is a political fundraiser and a lobbyist who is not backward in getting her influence felt by many. The has a unique talent of using her abilities of microscopic attention to detail, along with her persuasive skill, patience and sheer grit to bring her project to the forefront.

Andrea McWillims was raised on Congress Avenue, just a stone’s throw away from the Texas State Capitol. Her current residence is in Old Enfield in a historic residence where she and her husband Dean live and raise their family of three children.

At the tender age of 21, she was already Chief of Staff with Public Strategies, Inc., where she developed her grassroots abilities in the public sector. Today she is the co-founder with her husband Dean of McWilliams Government Affairs, a full-scale government affairs consulting firm that has carved its reputation as being a reliable source which is trusted at all levels.

In 2012, McWilliams received the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power Award” as well as “The Woman of Distinction” award given by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. The has also been given distinction from the Austin American Statesman as a member of the “Glossy 8 List.”

As a well-known philanthropist and a frequent volunteer in the community, she is named on a frequent basis to the Austin American Statesman Fortune 500 list. She has a lengthy list of charities and causes that she has chaired and given her time and talents in promotion and fundraising. Some of these include Preservation Austin, Austin Children in Crisis, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, Ballet Austin, Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Arthouse, Pease Park Conservatory and others.

McWilliams has also been the chair of The Ballet Fete, the largest charity event in Austin, and she was also the chair for The Marathon Kids Gala, among other leadership roles in the community.