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 the Chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Finance Chair, Executive Committee Member and Board Member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees; Finance Chair and Board Member of the University of Louisville Health, Inc.; President and Board Member of the State Board of Accountancy; Board Member of Brinly Hardy Inc, a multi-generational family owned business; Board Member of the Ogle Foundation, Inc., a private foundation; former Board Chair of Greater Louisville Inc.; former Board Chair of One Southern Indiana; Former Board Chair of the University of Louisville Foundation; former Board Member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, the KY Society of CPAs and the AICPA. She is an alumna of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2008 and the Leadership KY Class of 2015.

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
  • 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
  • Past Chair, One Southern Indiana
  • President, State Board of Accountancy
  • Board Member, The Ogle Foundation
  • Board Member, Brinly-Hardy Inc.
  • 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