The 2020 Honorary Chair

Diane B. Medley

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder MCM CPAs & Advisors

Diane Medley is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of MCM CPAs & Advisors. Her client service practice focuses on management advisory services, business valuation, litigation support and individual and corporate tax. Diane has been practicing public accounting for over 30 years and she is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Medley has led MCM through several mergers and acquisitions, making the company the largest CPA firm in the region with more than 300 employees across five locations, including offices in Lexington, Jeffersonville, Ind., Cincinnati, and headquarters in Louisville.

As Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Ms. Medley was the first woman in the region to have this leadership position within a major firm, and is currently one of only three female Managing Partners in the Top 100 firms in the U.S.

Ms. Medley’s corporate board experience includes serving on the board of Brinly-Hardy, a private, multi-generational family company based in Southern Indiana. Ms. Medley is also actively involved in the local community, serving as Immediate Past Chair of Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chair of the Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation; Treasurer and Board Member of One Southern Indiana, member of the University of Louisville Entrepreneurship Council; Board Member of Nucleus, a regional leader in business incubation for entrepreneurs engaged in innovation and research; Louisville Steering Committee Member of 2020 Women on Boards; Membership Chair of the Louisville Women President’s Organization; Member of the Louisville Chapter of the International Women’s Forum; and member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Women Business Owners – Louisville Chapter, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Ms. Medley earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville where she was also named Valedictorian of her class and Outstanding Senior in accounting. She is married with four children and five grandchildren and resides near Louisville, Kentucky.