Mary Ann Hearn has been a champion of Atlanta’s hospitality industry for 38 years though her work with Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and other local organizations. She is actively involved with Central Atlanta Progress and Concierge Society of Atlanta, frequently attending meetings where she greets each of her colleagues with a smile and a hug.

Mary Ann has lived in Atlanta for more than 40 years and was a member of the company that opened Alliance Theatre, appearing in many shows during their inaugural seasons. Her talents have also graced the big screen as she appeared in the Georgia-filmed Return to Macon County with Don Johnson and Nick Nolte, the latter’s first movie.

In 2015, Mary Ann was honored as a recipient of Where Atlanta’s Silver Plume Award. The designation honors the outstanding work and dedication of members of the hospitality community. She is one of the many ambassadors that welcomed 52 million visitors to Atlanta in 2016. Her love of the people of this city is unparalleled, who she describes as friendly, diverse and fun.

Friends and visitors can always count on Mary Ann to know where to have the best meals in the city from well-known Atlanta chefs to where to get the best burger. Her knowledge of the destination is expansive, whether it’s recommending the best venue to host an event or knowing about unique events happening in the city on any given day. She is always willing to share what makes her city so special.