Diane Medley


Executive Chairman


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)
  • Personal Finance Specialist (PFS)
  • Corporate Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses
Professional and Community Associations
  • Vice Chair, Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Board Member, Nucleus
  • Board Member, U of L Entrepreneurship Council
  • Board Member, Treasurer and Past Chair, One Southern Indiana
  • Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Member, Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA)
  • Member, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Former Chair and Treasurer, Greater Louisville, Inc. Metro Chamber
  • Alumni, Leadership Kentucky, 2015
  • Alumni, Leadership Louisville, 2008