Ms. Lents retired in 2008 as President & CEO of the Center for Houston’s Future, a not-for-profit policy planning organization. She continues to work as a volunteer in the policy arena as a board member of the Houston Parks Board and a member of the State Parks Advisory committee. A Founder and Co-Chair of the Quality of Life Coalition (2000-2011), she serves currently as president of the board of Texas Children’s Hospital and as a trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation. Ann was honored by Scenic Houston as Scenic Houston’s Scenic Visionary for 2011.
Ms. Lents received a B.A. with honors from Wellesley College in 1971 and a J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974. She served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Texas Law Review and was named a Chancellor and member of Order of the Coif. Ms. Lents practiced law with Vinson & Elkins from 1974 to 1990, where she was a partner focusing principally on commercial litigation.
She and her husband David Heaney, also a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, have two children, David Lents Heaney and Mary Elizabeth Heaney.