Bill Emslie

Bill Emslie | 2024 Institute Chair

PDG Bill Emslie is married to Tracey Emslie. They have a farm near Wellington, Colorado. Bill and Tracey have four grown children and three grandchildren.

A Rotarian since 1987, Bill is a three-time past Rotary Club president and was District 5440 Governor in 2017- 18. Bill has a passion for youth services programs. He was RYLA, Young RYLA and Summer Youth Exchange chair for two Rotary clubs and past District 5440 Summer Youth Exchange chair. As his club International Projects chair, he completed over 50 projects in Nepal as well as projects in Haiti, Africa and India. Bill has written 13 successful District 5440 grant proposals in support of these projects. He is a TRF Major Donor, member of the Bequest Society, Benefactor, Paul Harris Society and Paul Harris Fellow.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy (BSEE) and Michigan State University (MSEE), he served in the active duty navy on two nuclear submarines. As a naval reserve officer, he commanded six naval reserve units and retired as a navy captain with 30 years’ total service. He worked for 35 years in the electric utility industry and managed projects in power plant construction, engineering, and water resources.