Being female in a male-dominated industry has made Alyssa Fletchinger a stronger woman. Her adaptability, responsiveness and sensitivity make her well equipped to problem solve in her dealings with China and India, two countries that are critical to the Mardi Gras industry.
These attributes were never more important than after Katrina. She says, “My father, Daryl Fletchinger, and I worked tirelessly to pull off that first Mardi Gras. My dad is my inspiration, and we both knew Carnival 2006 was pivotal to our city’s recovery.”
Fletchinger believes that Mardi Gras epitomizes the giving nature of New Orleanians. She says, “I like working with the krewes during the year on
philanthropic projects, especially creating customized products for fundraising.”