Bill Lindsay was born and raised in Connecticut. The town where he grew up was a small, rural town typical of New England. He entered the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Corps in 1967, while still in college. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the summer of 1969, and after completion of the USMC Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, and Reconnaissance Replacement Training in San Diego, went to Vietnam in January, 1970 as a rifle platoon commander.
After discharge from the Marines, Bill began a 44-year career in the insurance and employee benefit industry. Notable in his career were his experiences as a leader in insurance and health care reform. He testified before Congress on multiple occasions and met with the staffs of three presidents. Bill has served on, and chaired, several health care system boards and commissions in Colorado. He resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Carlene. Bill is semi-retired.