UofL’s College of Business to honor top entrepreneurs

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s College of Business will add two alumni names to its Entrepreneurship Circle of Fame on Nov. 11.

    Diane Medley, managing partner and co-founder of MCM CPAs & Advisors and a member of the UofL Foundation board of trustees, and W. Earl Reed III, founder of healthcare companies including Springstone and The Allegro Group, will be inducted at 11:30 a.m.

    Their names will be added to a granite monument located in Jane Goldstein Plaza just outside Harry Frazier Hall at the college. The public is invited to attend.

    Medley, who graduated from the College of Business in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, has been practicing public accounting for more than 30 years. She has led MCM through several mergers and acquisitions, making the company the largest CPA firm in the region with more than 300 employees across five locations.

    Reed, who earned an accounting degree from UofL in 1973, has a long history of managing health care companies and is the founder and chairman of Springstone, which operates a network of hospitals for mental health/substance abuse patients. He was also a founding partner of The Allegro Group, which provides healthcare financial and operating advisory services.

    The Circle of Fame began in 2012 as a way to recognize the college’s top entrepreneurial graduates. With this year’s additions, a total of 13 people will have been recognized.

       For further information, contact Janet Cappiello at 502-852-1104 or janet.cappiello@louisville.edu.

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.