Ann Heslin

People to Watch Class of 2015
Photographed by Jeffery Johnston

President & Founder, Fabulous Fêtes; Co-Founder, Pink Chariot NOLA

Ann Heslin is the President and Founder of the company Fabulous Fêtes, which specializes in full-time special event planning and nonprofit consulting. Her firm services both nonprofit and corporate organizations and short and long-term projects, and prides itself on a project-to-project commitment with clients to ensure every person and business gets the individualized attention they need.

Heslin is also the Co-Founder of Pink Chariot NOLA, which is a women-owned private car service focusing on client safety and reliable service, while allowing women to participate in the traditionally male-driven world of transportation. Heslin’s biggest challenge is “managing [her] time in order to successfully implement concurrent client projects,” and says that her biggest accomplishment is helping her clients’ “make their goals and vision become a reality.”

She attributes her focus and drive to her parents, who “instilled the importance of a strong work ethic, striving for financial independence and giving back to the underserved members of [the] community through volunteerism.” She prides herself on these principles and relies on them in her business and personal life.