Holly Deshields is the director of the McGuireWoods Consulting Austin office and senior vice president of State Government Relations where she assists clients by lobbying and consulting on issues related to economic development, education, healthcare, finance, and state and local affairs.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting in 2012, Holly served as chief of staff to Texas State Senator Mike Jackson and worked in the Texas Senate for over a decade building strong relationships with state legislators, capitol staff, executive branch and regulatory agencies.
She has been recognized by Capitol Inside in 2015 as a “Rising Star” in Texas politics and in 2016, was selected as the winner for Austin Under 40’s government and public affairs industry category.
Holly volunteers in various capacities around Central Texas. She is an active member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Advance Team and also founded Young Texans of Cancer’s Austin Chapter. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Kappa Alpha Theta alumni and Texas Ex. She enjoys spending her free time with her son, Hunt, and golden retriever, Winnie.