Lobbyists often gain a bad reputation as having no morals and pushing legislation that they do not actually believe in. Andrea Williams, a lobbyist from Austin, Texas, does not fit this bill. She works on legislation with companies that she believes in, and she gives back to her community with every chance she gets.
Andrea McWilliams was thrown into the turbulent world of politics when she was just 21 years old. She quickly learned how to work with clients in a way that would help them and help herself advance in her career. She soon formed McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants with her husband, Dean, and took the lobbying world by storm. Now she is representing some of the largest companies throughout the United States.
In all of her efforts, Andrea has succeeded, and people are taking notice. McWilliams was honored with an Austin Under 40 Award, as well as a spot in Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power. She was also given a Woman of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Austin Fashion Week gave her a “Style Setter” designation for her help in the non-profit realm, and the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce honored her as a 2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year finalist.
When she is not campaigning for her clients, Andrea McWilliams is giving back to her community. She was born and raised in Austin, and she gives back to the community that she loves. She is currently on the non-profit board of several organizations, including the Ride Across Texas Challenge, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital, Austin Children in Crisis, Preservation Austin, Ballet Austin, and the Pease Park Conservancy. She also gives her time as a representative of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Andrea McWilliams is not your normal lobbyist. She knows exactly who she is representing and is extremely involved with her community. When it comes to moral standards, Andrea McWilliams has them.