“People do business with people they know, like, and trust”.
Becoming independent in 2003 was the latest step in Lindsay’s career dedicated to providing customized financial solutions for individuals, their families and businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Lindsay is well-known and recognized for having been the weekly business and financial commentator for WHYY TV-12’s “Delaware Tonight”. In 1993, Lindsay was appointed by then-Governor Thomas Carper to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC). DEFAC is a group of 30 experts from private, public, and education sectors appointed by the Governor to forecast the State’s revenues; the State legislature is bound to accept these forecasts to complete the annual budget, and the group is a national model within the public sector.
After being raised in Indianapolis, Lindsay graduated from the University of Delaware and joined Wilmington Trust Company (now M&T Bank) as assistant to the Director of Public Relations. Serving as the bank’s “loaned executive” to United Way in 1980 was a turning point. When she became a commercial loan officer calling on other banks and financial institutions, Lindsay saw firsthand the upcoming changes in the financial services industry. “People placed their serious funds with their investment advisors, and many of those advisors didn’t recognize the importance of building trust and long-term relationships”.
Lindsay joined Dean Witter in 1982, and moved to Legg Mason in 1988; both companies are now Morgan Stanley. She became truly independent in 2003 when she and her late business partner joined LPL Financial, and has been operating under the name of Hickory Financial Group LLC since 2010. She earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™. The AIF® designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the commitment to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.
Lindsay and her husband Noel, an attorney specializing in corporate law matters, have four adult children. They share their home in Middletown, Delaware with at least one spoiled cat.