Lobbyists are often seen as very immoral individuals that will represent even the lowliest of clients just to earn a buck. Granted, there are several lobbyists that are doing what they do for all the wrong reasons. They will go to capitol hill and represent clients with missions that they do not believe in just to earn a higher-than-average living. Andrea McWilliams is not one of those lobbyists.
Andrea McWilliams is the co-founder of McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants. She has represented and consulted several clients from all different industries and has worked hard to get them the legislation that will help their business or organization. McWilliams does not just take on any client. She will vet them to make sure they are not unscrupulous in their intentions with legislation, and she will only take on clients she believes in. For instance, McWilliams recently represented the Energy sector and conservationists by getting millions of incentives for Texas to build the first advanced clean coal power plant in the world. These are the types of clients that she represents.
Andrea McWilliams is also very involved in her community. Having been born and raised in Austin, Texas, she cannot help but want to help its community members are preserve the culture and architecture that make Austin so unique. She is currently on several board that promote preserving the culture of Austin, including Preservation Austin, Ballet Austin, and the Pease Park Conservancy. She is also the board member of several other non-profits, and has represented causes like the Susan G. Komen Foundation and KillCancer.
Andrea McWilliams is not your normal lobbyist. She is very powerful, having been recognized by Austin Business Week, Texas Monthly, and the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a political force. But she has also been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Austin Fashion Week, and the Austin American Statesman as being an asset to her community.