Assistant General Manager of Administration
Paula Farquhar is a life-long resident of Hill County. She is a graduate of Itasca High School and of Hill College in Hillsboro. She finished college at Tarleton State University, where she graduated Summa cum Laude in 2000 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. During her time at Tarleton State University, she was recognized by the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants as the outstanding accounting student at Tarleton for the year 2000. She earned her Certified Public Accountant license in February 2006 and was designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012.
Paula served as the City Clerk for the City of Itasca for five years. She left that position to become a Deputy District Clerk for the Hill County District Clerk’s Office. She remained in that position for three years. She then took an Accounting Clerk position with HILCO Electric Cooperative in 1996. While working for HILCO Electric Cooperative, Paula was promoted to Accounting Coordinator, Finance and Accounting Manager, Director of Finance and Accounting, and to her current position of Assistant General Manager of Administration. She oversees the Office Services, Accounting, Billing, and Safety & Loss Control Departments which are responsible for the administrative functions for HILCO Electric Cooperative, HILCO United Services, Inc., and two rural water companies managed by HILCO Electric Cooperative.
Paula is married to Doug Farquhar, another long-time resident of Itasca. She has two children, Josh and Alex Solis, and a step-daughter, Vanessa Farquhar. Doug and Paula have two grandchildren, Jake and Parker. They enjoy attending Texas Rangers baseball games, snow skiing and riding side-by-side UTVs during their leisure time.