Mary E. Medley, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
Medley is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Society of CPAs, leading a staff of 13 professionals in delivering member and community services. She also coordinates the organiztaion's legislative activities as a registered lobbyist. A frequent speaker before CPAs, students, and national audiences on topics including professional issues, business writing, effective presentation skills, and business etiquette, Medley represents the membership organization before regulatory bodies such as the Colorado State Board of Accountancy and Colorado Department of Revenue.
Medley serves on the accounting department advisory boards for the University of Denver and the University of Northern Colorado. She was the 2011-2014 president of the Colorado JumpStaart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Active with the American Institute of CPAs, she served a four-year stint on the AICPA's Strategic Planning Committee, terms on the AICPA Pre-certification Education Exectuive Committee and Committee Operations Committee, and as a trustee for the AICPA Foundation, which provides funding for the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program, minority initiatives, the national financial literacy program, and Ph.D. support.
Involved with the national Pathways Commisssion effort to reocmmend fundamental change in the education of accountants, Medley most recently served on the State Society Relations Committee of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
In October 1996, she was named Accounting Today magazine's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.
Medley received her bachelor's degree in English from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. She joined Southwestern's Board of Trustees in October, 2012, and chairs its Compensation Committee in addition to serving on its Executive Committee.