LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 9, 2018) — MCM CPAs & Advisors, one of the region’s largest accounting and consulting firms, recently appointed its next managing partner. Brad Smith, CPA, MCM’s current assurance services team leader, will succeed current Managing Partner Diane Medley on July 1, 2019.
This transition is part of Medley’s intended succession plan, aimed at providing a springboard for future leaders and allowing the firm to continue growing and serving clients well into the future. She will remain with the firm full-time, in the role of chair, post-transition.
“This is a testament to the dedication, thoughtfulness and leadership that Brad has shown in his nearly 16 years with the firm, and especially in his stewardship of MCM’s assurance services team,” said Medley. “Under his direction, MCM has a bright future ahead of it.”
Over the course of the next year, Medley and Smith will work together to gradually transition the role across all seven of the firm’s offices in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Following the transition, Medley will remain with MCM full-time in the role of chair, where she will continue to work with select clients and serve in a strategic firm leadership position.
Brad Smith has been with MCM since 2002. He is the current assurance services team leader, and his primary focus with clients is middle market growth-oriented companies in the manufacturing, distribution, services and construction industry niches.
Smith is the incoming chairman of the board of directors of the Kentucky chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, as well as a member of the Greater Louisville Inc. Board of Directors. He is a board member and former chairman of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, a member of the University of Kentucky’s Von Allmen School of Accountancy Advisory Board, and an emeritus board member of the Special Olympics Kentucky. He is a graduate of both Leadership Louisville and Leadership Kentucky, and an alumnus of the University of Kentucky.
“I look forward to working with Diane and our partners as we continue to execute on MCM’s strategic plan,” said Smith. “I want to ensure we’re always building on the strong foundation provided by our firm’s founders.”