Texas Tech University

Alison Bennett Richardson

Owner & CEO | BrightStar Care of Frisco and Carrollton Healthcare | Dallas, Texas

Alison Bennett Richardson, MS, a third-generation Red Raider, has deep Techsan roots. Alison currently owns and leads BrightStar Care of Frisco and Carrollton as the CEO, founding this startup in 2016.

BrightStar Care of Frisco and Carrollton is a leader in the home care industry with a vision for clinical excellence and a passion for helping clients of all ages with skilled nursing and private care in the home. Under Alison's leadership, her agency has won a number of industry awards:

  •  Home Care Pulse Leader in Excellence – 2020 
  • Home Care Pulse Provider of Choice – 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Home Care Pulse Employer of Choice – 2018, 2019, 2020

Alison chose to put her entrepreneurial spirit to work with BrightStar after building a successful career as a Litigation and Trial Consultant. She served in leadership positions at top firms in the Southwest and U.S, working on high profile and complex civil ligation matters. Alison supported the lead attorneys in these cases, providing expertise in mock jury research, witness communication training, jury selection, and trial strategy. She won awards for her pro bono work with the Human Rights Initiative as well as the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program during her 11+ years as a litigation consultant.

The entrepreneurial fire was originally lit when Alison worked in her family's business, Cotton Logistics, Inc., overseeing financial management, strategic planning, and human resources and culminating in the successful sale of the business.

Education is paramount to Alison, who counts among her family civil and criminal lawyers, a criminal judge, and a daughter currently attending the Texas Tech Paul L. Foster Medical School in El Paso. Together with another daughter who graduated from Texas Tech, nine members of her family have attended Texas Tech as an undergraduate or in law school or medical school. Alison gained her Masters from Texas Tech in Human Development, Psychology, and Communication Studies in 2004. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech in 1987. As a student, Alison served as the Student Association Internal Vice President/Student Senate President for two terms, and also served as the President of Alpha Delta Pi. She was active in Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, and other student organizations.

Alison and her husband, Michael V. Richardson, reside in Allen, Texas and have three daughters. Michael received a B.B.A. in Finance in 1985 from Texas Tech and is the CFO and Chief Investment Officer of Mesh Dental Network, a Dental Services Organization based in Dallas.

Alison Richardson