Personal Profile

Full Name Paula Hightower Pierson
Age 68
Race White
Occupation Owner and CEO
Spouse: Grey
Church First Christian Church (Arlington)

Paula Hightower Pierson was elected in 2006 to represent HD-93, the Tarrant County district that includes east and north Arlington and portions of Grand Prairie and Mansfield.

Pierson cites as one of her brightest public service accomplishments her participation in founding the Alliance for Children. Since then, Arlington's Alliance for Children has been a safe haven of kindness, counseling and care for over 20,000 child abuse victims.

In 1989, Pierson was elected to the Arlington City Council where she served four consecutive terms. While on the council, she chaired the Education, Crime Issues and Economic Development committees.

She has received recognition as a “Life Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce” and as a presidential appointee to the National Advisory Council of the United States Small Business Administration. Prior to creating her own company, she was a realtor and served as vice president of business development for the Henry S. Miller Company.

Pierson is the founder of Expedited Recovery, Inc., a service provider to healthcare providers and their patients, and currently serves as the operation’s chief executive officer.

Pierson lives in Arlington with her husband, attorney Grey Pierson, and is the mother of two grown children, Chris Hightower and Lorie Quirk.