Diane Medley

CPA-ABV, PFS, CGMA

Executive Chairman

502.882.4303

Active in public accounting since 1981, Diane Medley co-founded Chilton & Medley in 1988 and Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP in 2010. She has led the firm through several mergers and acquisitions, making MCM the largest CPA firm in the region with approximately 350 employees across five locations, including offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, Ind., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Today the firm is the 76th largest professional and financial services firm in the United States. As the former Managing Partner and Co-Founder, she was 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.

Diane’s other distinctions include induction into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, 2017; the Today’s Woman Most Admired Woman Award, 2016; The UofL Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award, 2016; Alumna Fellow of the Year of the University of Louisville, 2015; Women Leading Kentucky, Martha Layne Collins Award, 2015; Business First’s Enterprising Woman of Achievement Award, 2014; NAW-BO’s Business Owner of the Year Award for Large Businesses, 2014 ; Tower Award for Business, 2009; Business First Who’s Who in Finance and Accounting, 1995; Outstanding CPA, 1987 and Outstanding Alumnus, 1993 Award from University of Louisville Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity; Kentucky Society of CPAs Award for Highest Grades on May 1981 CPA Exam; Elijah Watt Sells Award for National High Distinction on May 1981 Exam.

Diane currently serves as a Board Member of Brinly-Hardy Inc., a private, multi-generational family company based in Southern Indiana; past Chair of One Southern Indiana; Chair of the Ky Chamber Foundation and Executive Committee Member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and a member of both the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Ogle Foundation Board of Directors. She is a member of the University of Louisville School of Business Advisory Board. She is the former Chair and Executive Committee Member of the University of Louisville Foundation and the current Treasurer and Member of the UofL Board of Trustees. She is a former Chair and Treasurer of Greater Louisville Inc.; a past officer of the Louisville Chapter of NAWBO and a past board member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, the AICPA and the KYCPA. She is an alumna of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2015 and the Leadership Louisville Class of 2008.

After graduating from Meade County High School in 1973, Diane attended the University of Louisville and graduated with a B.S. in Commerce in 1980 with Highest Honors. She was the class Valedictorian of the School of Business and Outstanding Senior in Accounting.

Education and Certifications
  • University of Louisville – Highest Honors, B.S. in Commerce with a focus in Accounting, Valedictorian School of Business and Outstanding Senior in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Series 7* License
  • Series 66* License
Professional and Community Associations
  • In-coming Chair and Executive Committee Member, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasurer and Member, UofL Board of Trustees
  • Finance Chair and Board Member, University of Louisville Health
  • Former Chair and Executive Committee Member, University of Louisville Foundation
  • Board Member, Past Chair, One Southern Indiana
  • In-coming Chair, State Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Directors, The Ogle Foundation
  • Board Member, Brinly-Hardy Inc.
  • Board Member, University of Louisville School of Business Advisory Board
  • Member, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership Chair and Member, International Women’s Forum
  • Former Chair and Treasurer, Greater Louisville, Inc. Metro Chamber
  • Member, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA)
  • Alumni, Leadership Kentucky, 2015
  • Alumni, Leadership Louisville, 2008
  • Member, American Institute of CPAS (AICPA)
  • Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Awards and Recognitions
  • Inductee, Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Winner, Today’s Woman Most Admired Woman Award, 2016
  • Winner, The UofL Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame Award, 2016
  • Alumna Fellow of the Year of the University of Louisville, 2015
  • Winner, Women Leading Kentucky Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award, 2015
  • Winner, Business First Enterprising Woman of Achievement Award, 2014
  • Winner, NAWBO‘s Business Owner of the Year Award for Large Businesses, 2014
  • Winner, Tower Award for Business, 2009
  • Winner, Business First Who’s Who in Finance and Accounting, 1995
  • Winner, University of Louisville Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity Outstanding CPA Award, 1987
  • Winner, University of Louisville Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1993
  • Winner, Kentucky Society of CPAs Award for Highest Grades on May 1981 CPA Exam, 1981
  • Winner, Elijah Watt Sells Award for National High Distinction on May 1981 Exam, 1981