THE ICON: Bill Hines
THE LEGACY: Good luck keeping up with Bill Hines. His position as managing partner of the Jones Walker law firm — nearly 400 lawyers strong — would be enough to keep most people plenty busy. On top of it, though Hines has become one of New Orleans’ most active civic activists over the past two decades, a member of myriad organizations, boards and committees, all aimed at civic improvement. He, simply, never stops. He never stops moving. He never stops working. And he never stops striving to make New Orleans a better place.
THE ARTIST: Seagan Swanson
THE INSPIRATION: “He’s everywhere in our city with his diverse interests, but it all comes together to make New Orleans a better place. He’s the first one in a meeting and the last one to leave.” — Ron Forman, president and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute, in a 2013 interview with The Times-Picayune