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Special Event: Executive Forum

Best Places to Work in Kentucky

Thursday, August 9, 2018
12pm – 2:00pm
The Grand Reserve
903 Manchester St., Suite 190, Lexington








Lyle Hanna is the president and CEO of Hanna Resource Group and founded the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’.




Heather Taylor | Director of Employee Benefits Services | Bim Group 

Small Company Award Winner

Heather graduated from the University of Louisville and has more than 20 years of experience in the employee benefit industry. As Director of Employee Benefit Services at Bim Group, the region’s leading market leader in employee benefit consulting, Heather is a champion for continuous improvement and adherence to a standards-based management system. She provides leadership in developing account management teams and is also responsible for deploying those teams to execute each client’s employee strategy. Heather also serves on Bim Group’s Executive Leadership Team.  Heather resides in Lexington with her husband and 16 year old son.


Diane Medley | Managing Partner & Co-Founder | MCM CPAs & Advisors

Medium Company Award Winner

Active in public accounting since 1981, Diane Medley co-founded Chilton & Medley in 1988 and Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP in 2010. Ms. Medley has led the firm through several mergers and acquisitions, making MCM the largest CPA firm in the region with over 350 employees across seven locations, including offices in Louisville and Lexington, KY; Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, IN, and Cincinnati, OH. Today the firm is the 79th largest professional and financial services firm in the US. As Managing Partner and Co-Founder, she was the first woman in the region to have this leadership position within a major firm, and is currently one of only three female Managing Partners in the Top 100 firms in the US.

Heidi Matheys | Chief Marketing Officer | Valvoline, Inc.  

Large Company Award Winner

Heidi Matheys was named Valvoline chief marketing officer in June 2016.  In this role, she has global responsibility for Valvoline brand equity, advertising/media, consumer/customer insights, category trends, product strategy, training and digital capabilities. She joined Valvoline in 2012 as Vice President, global brands. Previously, Matheys was Senior VP – do-it-yourself (DIY) channels. She spent more than 15 years in brand management and advertising at Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Young & Rubicam and Graham Advertising. A native of Wisconsin, Matheys holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising from the University of Missouri, and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and strategy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Moderator: Renee Shaw | Producer & Host of KET’s Connections