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Mike Mountjoy Speaks at 2012 Business Forum for Young Professionals at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 18th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business (HSB) hosted their 5th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2012 was “Opportunities for Success in the Second Decade of the 21st Century.”

One of this year’s guest speakers was Mike Mountjoy, co-managing partner at Mountjoy Chilton Medley (MCM), LLP, who discussed being an accountant and ways in which an entrepreneur can grow their business.

Under his leadership, MCM has grown to become the largest Kentucky-based accounting firm. Mr. Mountjoy is known for excellence in the areas of business valuation, merger and acquisitions, closely-held business succession planning and private equity investments. This sterling reputation was gained through 30 years of experience serving the needs of corporate clients.

Mr. Mountjoy is a member and past president of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs. He is active in the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Louisville Community Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the UK Accountancy School.

Among many other awards, Mr. Mountjoy was named as one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Louisville” by Louisville Magazine. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.

The forum is the brainchild of J. Hunt Perkins, who makes the program possible. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington, KY firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for Cumberland College.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.