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Kathleen Hoye


Consulting Principal, Family Business Advisory Services Team Leader


Kathleen is a Principal in the Consulting Services Team at MCM. She has had extensive experience helping and advising firms with their growth, development, and passing enterprises to the next generation. Her areas of focus include business strategy, family and business governance, family and business policy development, succession planning, leadership development, next generation career coaching, family education and communication, and exit planning that allows owners to exit their businesses on their terms and conditions. Before working at MCM, she was the Director of the Family Business Center at the University of Louisville and Director of the Small Business Development Center for North Central Kentucky. She also created the Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund for the Vogt family in Louisville, which provides seed-stage support and capital for inventors and product developers as well as co-launching the award-winning radio series “This I Believe” on NPR. Kathleen is a frequent presenter at family business and trade conferences, educational programs and meetings covering topics such as family governance, change management, succession planning, exit planning, leadership development and family communication.

Education and Certifications
  • University of Illinois – Master of 
Urban Planning and Policy
  • Valparaiso University – Bachelor of Arts, Communications 
and World History
  • Certified Exit Planner (CExP)
  • Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA)
  • Certified in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA)
Professional and Community Associations
  • Family Firm Institute (Fellow)
  • Business Enterprise Institute (BEI)
  • Pyschodynamics of Family Business (PDFB)
  • UofL Family Business Center
  • Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Goering Center for Family and Private Business
  • Old National Center for Closely Held Business
Lecturer and Author
  • Regular Presenter, Psychodynamics of Family Business Conference, Chicago
  • 2016, Family Firm Institute Annual Conference Presenter
  • Family Business Magazine
  • 2014, Entrepreneur Magazine, 7 Lessons in Harmony for Family Startups
  • 2010, Business First, Family Businesses are the Cathedrals of our Economy
  • 2008, Business First of Louisville, Bound by Synchronicity: Varied experiences poised Kathleen Hoye to lead the Small Business Development Center
  • 1994, Crain’s Chicago Business, That Cando Attitude Group Floats Small Start-up Loans

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