Andrea McWilliams is an American businessperson, lobbyist, and fundraiser. At the tender age of 21, McWilliams was the chief of staff for Public Strategies, an established public relations company. She has also been featured in TV talk shows by channels, such as Fox News, BBC News, and CNN, which cover political matters.
Most of her discussions on the shows have been inspired by her career in the private and public sectors. As a lobbyist, McWilliams was once featured in Power, a feature released by Texas Monthly. She was featured along with the Texas lieutenant governor and House speaker.
Awards and Recognition
McWilliams won the Style Setter Award that is yearly released during the Austin Fashion Week. She has also bagged the Austin Under 40 Award. McWilliams was listed in Glossy 8 List as one of the influential people by Austin-American Stateman. Other awards won by Andrea McWilliams include the Profiles in Power Award by Austin Business Journal and the 2016 Texas Businesswoman of the Year Finalist Award by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Philanthropy and Fundraising Activities
Andrea McWilliams has been involved in several charity initiatives targeting the community. Non-profit organizations, such as Rise Across Texas Challenge and HeartGift, have benefited from her strategic planning advice as a board member. Andrea McWilliams is also known for her role as president of Inherit Austin. The non-profit organization focuses on preserving Austin’s historical fabrics and important landmarks.
Andrea McWilliams’ fundraising efforts have also helped institutions that focus on cancer prevention. These include the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and KillCancer. Due to her support for breast cancer awareness and therapy, a cancer screening room owned by Seton Breast Cancer Center was named after her. She has also served as a mentor to young women living in Central Texas through her affiliation with the Austin Business Journal.