Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Paula Harris

Paula E. Harris is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Barge Design Solutions, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm based in Nashville. Paula has been with the firm since 2001, guiding efforts in civic activities, strategic initiatives, proposal development, marketing materials, and public relations activities. She is also the Client Service Leader for Williamson County, City of Franklin, Town of Thompson’s Station, and Metro Nashville Government entities.

Paula earned her Bachelor of Science Degree (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, where she was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and was the recipient of the Engineering Science Program Award upon graduation. She is a Certified Professional Services Marketer. She is a graduate of Leadership Franklin and has served as Executive Director since 2012 in a volunteer capacity. She is also a graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee, Leadership Rutherford and the Barge Leadership Institute.

Paula is on the board and executive committee for Franklin Tomorrow. In 2016, she received a Volunteer Award from Franklin Tomorrow. In Williamson County, she is a member of the Heritage Foundation and Historical Society carrying on her family’s long-term involvement in these organizations. Her family is a Pioneer Family in the community. Paula served as board chair of Williamson, Inc., in 2016 and continues her involvement as a member of the Alumni Board and the Economic Partnership.

Paula sits on the Board of Trustees at Lipscomb University. She is a current participant in the 2018 Transit Citizen Leadership Academy. Paula has been a Rotarian for nearly 20 years.

She is a native of Williamson County. She and her husband David have one son and two grandsons. She enjoys riding and showing American Saddlebred Horses.