The issue you hold in your hands puts the “profile” in Acadiana Profile. In it, we have profiles of three lawyers who are so at the top of their game, they are literally part of the coveted “Top Lawyers” list. They share a little about themselves, along with the story of their toughest case. We are also back with a feature we launched last year, Acadiana Profile’s Trailblazers. These profiles shine a spotlight on Acadianians who are making an impact on the region either through the work they do in their respective careers, via philanthropic endeavors or both. To say these Trailblazers are an inspiration is an understatement. They are enacting change in the community, changing the game in their field and, in many cases, changing people’s lives for the better.
We held an event to honor our inaugural Trailblazers (more on this year’s honoree party below) and to hear them tell their own stories was humbling to say the least. At the time, I said something that bears repeating: Often, we look to famous sports figures, actors, activists, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and so forth as role models. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that and we should look for inspiration from people who have achieved national and international success. But many times, there are heroes right in our backyard.
This issue celebrates those individuals who are true, Acadiana Trailblazers. Please join us May 20 at the Grouse Room. Help us applaud our Trailblazers in person during our party. I guarantee you’ll be inspired.
(As of press time, there were a number of coronavirus-related cancellations, so please subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on social media and visit the website for up-to-date information on the Trailblazers event, and most importantly, stay healthy.)