Andrea McWilliams has been a force to reckon with in the world of politics since she became Chief of Staff at just 21 years. She is the founder of McWilliams Government Affairs consultants. Through that office, she has gained fame for being a strategic lobbyist. In 2009, a respected business journal named her as one of the top lobbyists in Texas.
What She Thinks of Her Achievements
Andrea says that most people have a hard time putting her work in words. She recalls one of the most colorful descriptions of her work at an event. She was introduced as a ‘consigliere to the powerful and political.’
McWilliams works alongside her husband, who is also a co-founder of the firm, Dean McWilliams. The couple craft policy in the regulatory and legislative arenas for their clients. They belong to the Democratic and Republican parties. This bipartisanism ensures that their clients are always well represented on both sides of the political divide.
Andrea McWilliams managed to have $100 million in incentives passed; making Texas the first place on earth to host one of most advanced clean coal plants globally, which captures carbon. In 2007, she was credited with preventing a $3 billion research package from being chucked.
Her devotion and tenacity go beyond just politics. She is widely known in her community of Old Enfield for her philanthropic actions. One of her philanthropic positions is as honorary chair of the Mamma Jamma Ride. Besides that, McWilliams is a member of the St. David’ Toast of the Town committee. Additionally, she is an inaugural member of the Long Center’s Notable Women.
Her most inspiration figure in history is Theodor Roosevelt. His quote about not paying attention to those who point out your stumbles without doing anything is of particular importance to her.