From Burger Joint to 11-Storey Building: Andrea McWilliams’ Success Story
Andrea McWilliams is Co-founder McWilliams GA Consultants, a company she runs with her husband, Dean. She is a renowned Philanthropist, mentor, and PAC Board Member of tax systems firm, Ryan. Before her work at McWilliams, Andrea had a successful stint at Public Strategies, Inc.
Andrea McWilliams’ father owned a burger joint on Congress Avenue where she grew up. She is amazed by how much she has achieved. Andrea believes in inspiring others. Nothing is more symbolic that the completion of the 11-storey building in the west part of the capital.
As a breast cancer survivor, Andrea has used her story to reach out, mobilize and offer her support to cancer patients and survivors.
Through Mamma Jamma Ride, she has initiated worldwide partnerships. The most notable of these partnerships is with a UK-based firm. Cancer patients in Austin need not worry about losing their hair. This revolutionary technology provided by the UK-based firm allows cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to save their hair. This technology has a 70% success rate.
A renowned lobbyist and fundraiser revered in political circles in Texas State and across the nation, Andrea McWilliams secured $100 million in incentives for Texas clean energy efforts. Texas is now the most advanced concerning clean coal power. She also played a vital part in securing $3 billion meant for cancer research. Consequently, she has won many awards. This has set her firmly above her peers and established her as a woman of talent, discipline, and distinction. Among organizations that have awarded her, include Austin Fashion Week, Austin Business Journal and Austin-American Statesman.
Andrea McWilliams’ philanthropy work has benefited many non-profit organizations cancer, hospitals, child protection, conservancy, and arts. Some of the charity organizations that have benefited include Preservation Austin, Ballet Fete, American Ireland Fund, Pease Park Conservancy, Mexi–Arte Museum, Inherit Austin, Arthouse, HeartGift, Texas Lyceum and many others.
Andrea McWilliams lives with her husband and three children in their historic home in Old Enfield.