Diane Medley


Managing Member


Diane Medley is the Managing Member of Meritrust Wealth Management. She co-founded Meritrust in 1999 and Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP in 2010.

Diane leads the firm in achieving its vision and mission around helping people and navigating complex financial planning opportunities to achieve financial well-being.  Her extensive background in leading a top 100 regional accounting firm and serving clients in a variety of financial areas for over 30 years serves her well in recognizing the needs and opportunities of the financial planning clients of Meritrust.  While at MCM, she 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, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, Meritrust serves clients across this same footprint.

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.; 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, National Association of Women Business Owners, Louisville Chapter, and the Kentucky Society of CPAs. 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.

Ask me About:
  • My recent travels in the US and abroad
  • My children and grandchildren
  • My passion for Louisville and Southern Indiana and their economic future


  • Bachelor of Science, Commerce with a Focus in Accounting
  • Valedictorian School of Business and Outstanding Senior in Accounting graduating with Highest Honors, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement
  • 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
  • Past Chair, One Southern Indiana
  • Past President, State Board of Accountancy
  • Board of 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) 8
  • Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Awards & 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
Registrations & Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Corporate Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Series 7* License
  • Series 66* License


Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC, (Kestra IS) member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, (KestraAS). Kestra IS and Kestra AS are affiliated entities. Kestra IS and Kestra AS are not affiliated with Meritrust Wealth Management. Investor Disclosures https://bit.ly/KF-Disclosures.