In 2005, President Bush appointed Bill to serve on the Advisory Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. Throughout his career Bill has served on many non-profit boards, including The Public Affairs Council, The Multiple Sclerosis Association, and the Tomas Rivera Center, an institute of policy studies affecting Hispanic Americans.
Bill retired from Eli Lilly and Company in 1995 after 31 years with the company. He then formed a public affairs and business consulting firm that specializes in organizational development, particularly in the integration of strategic business planning with public affairs programs for healthcare client organizations, and state and federal government. Since 2001, he has served as a consultant to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Bill received a BS degree from the University of Connecticut in 1962, and attended Boston College Graduate School of Management (1967 - 1970).