Paula Harris is a Principal at Thrivence and former Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Relationship Officer at Barge Design Solutions, Inc. She brings to the team nearly 40 years of experience in executive leadership, marketing, business development, client engagement, civic involvement, and public relations. As a 7th generation native of Williamson County, Paula has a deep understanding of the community she and her family call home. She is the Executive Director and graduate of Leadership Franklin, graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee, former Board Chair for Williamson, Inc., and a former board member of Franklin Tomorrow. She is a long-time member of the Heritage Foundation. Paula is a graduate of the Barge Leadership Institute led by Dr. John Lowry and a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.