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Delene E. Taylor, CPA, CGMA

Marketing Director

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. —MARK TWAIN

Delene joined Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff (DMLO CPAs) in 2013 as Marketing Director. She serves on the Marketing Committee and as facilitator of the iGen Committee. She loves working with entrepreneurs, particularly in providing affordable solutions bundling the many benefits of cloud-based accounting applications with the trusted services of a CPA-level business advisor.

Experience

Delene began her career in public accounting in Dallas, TX, then spent 7 years as a Controller/CFO for an Inc. 500 company. Upon her return to the Louisville area, she joined a local CPA firm, serving clients and then the firm in the roles of Firm Administrator, HR Director and Marketing/Business Development Director, for over 15 years. When that firm was merged into an aspiring national firm, she chose to pursue her passion with ‘Louisville original’ DMLO CPAs, where she relishes the opportunity to be hopelessly devoted to promoting CPAs!

Education and Certifications

Delene earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is licensed to practice as a CPA. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Delene is a graduate of Leadership Southern Indiana (2000) and Focus Louisville (2013).

Professional Memberships and Activities

Delene is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA), the Kentucky Society of Public Accountants (KyCPA), and the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM). She is past Chair of the BKR International Marketing Practice Group and serves on the AAM Social Media Committee. She is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance and serves on the Summit Planning Committee.

Delene is actively engaged with Canopy, the Kentucky association for public benefit corporations, working to make Kentucky first in good business.

Writing/Speaking Engagements

Delene was engaged to speak at:

2018 BKR International Americas Region Annual Meeting (Dominican Republic)

2017 AICPA Engage national conference (Las Vegas, NV)

2017 BKR International Americas Region Annual Meeting (Louisville, KY)

2016 Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) national conference (New Orleans, LA)

Thomson Reuters/Checkpoint Marketing for Firms: Conquering CPA Firm Marketing Challenges: Three Marketers Divulge Their Secrets to Success

Delene also speaks to high school and college students about careers in business.

Published in Business First: Ideas are just the beginning of the process

Community Involvement

Delene serves on the Board of The Morton Center as well as the duPont Manual High School PTSA Executive Board. She volunteers as an assistant coach in a recreational volleyball league. She also contributes time and resources to various organizations, including Hosparus, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentuckiana, Operation BBQ Relief, Volunteers of America, and Southeast Christian Church.

Favorites

Lover of books, exploring, family/friend time, and social impact.

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