MCM Co-Founder, Diane Medley, Elected 2022 Chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Published October 12, 2021
Diane Medley, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of MCM CPAs and Advisors, has been elected to serve as chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for the 2022 term. Medley succeeds Winston Griffin, CEO and chairman of Laurel Grocery Company, whose term expired September 30.
While serving on the Kentucky Chamber’s Board of Directors, Medley has held positions on the Chamber’s Executive Committee and previously chaired the Chamber’s Foundation Board.
“We are excited to welcome Diane as she takes over as chair of the Kentucky Chamber’s Board of Directors,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “As a long-time member of the chamber and our board, Diane has played a key role in shaping and advancing our organization. We want to thank Diane for her dedication and look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve under her leadership over the next year!”
Medley, a native of Meade County, has spent 40 years leading the state in public accounting. In 1988, she co-founded Chilton & Medley, which later turned into Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP in 2010. Since then, Medley has led MCM to be the largest CPA firm in the region and 72nd largest in the nation, with approximately 350 employees across six locations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. During the time she was the firm’s Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Medley was recognized as the first woman in the region to have this leadership position within a major firm, and one of only a few in the U.S. Top 100.
In addition to Medley’s years of service to the Kentucky Chamber, she has also served in many leadership capacities for the University of Louisville, her alma mater. Medley previously chaired the University of Louisville Foundation Board, currently serves as treasurer and board member on the University Board of Trustees, and is a board member, the secretary and finance committee chair of U of L Health, the entity that governs the university’s hospital system.
Medley has been involved with many other organizations across Kentucky, including Greater Louisville Inc., Louisville Chapter of NAWBO, and Kentucky Society of CPAs, Leadership Kentucky, Leadership Louisville, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Ogle Foundation and One Southern Indiana. Read more about her involvement and accomplishments here.
“I want to thank the Kentucky Chamber for the opportunity to serve as the organization’s next chair of the board of directors,” said MCM CPAs and Advisors Executive Chairman Diane Medley. “I am proud to help continue the Chamber’s work to make Kentucky more business-friendly, improve the lives of every Kentuckian, and advance the Commonwealth.”
Kevin Smith, Beam Suntory Vice President of Kentucky Bourbon Affairs, will serve as chair-elect for 2023.
A full board listing, including members continuing their terms, can be found online at kychamber.com.
MCM CPAs & Advisors offers expertise in audit and assurance services, tax planning, business valuation, litigation support, fraud examination, business start‐up and advisory services for non‐profits, small businesses and public- and privately-held organizations. The company has offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio, and was recently ranked by Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100 list as the 72nd largest accounting firm in the United States (based on net revenue). MCM is an independent member of Prime Global, one of the world’s top five associations of independent accounting firms. The Firm has been awarded Best Places to Work distinctions in multiple states and cities.