Doug Dean, CPA

Managing Principal

Doug joined Glenview Trust in July 2021 as a Managing Principal, and in August 2021 he was elected to its Board of Directors. Doug is developing and leading a team of professionals in establishing a new office in Lexington, KY. Prior to joining Glenview Trust, Doug worked for 50 years in public accounting firms, the first eight with an international firm and the last 42 with Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC.

Doug grew-up and completed high school in Carrollton, KY. He graduated with high honors from Duke University with a BA in Management Sciences. In his professional career he mainly provided tax, estate and succession planning, merger and acquisition, and business valuation services to businesses and high net worth individuals.

Doug has been actively involved in leadership roles in a number of community organizations. He currently serves in Board leadership roles with the Lexington Opera House Fund, the Triangle Foundation, and Worldwide Hearts and Hands (“WHH”). Doug and his wife Brenda were leaders in organizing WHH, and Doug serves as its Board Chair and President. WHH operates several programs in Kenya mainly focused on providing the means for especially vulnerable children to go as far as they are able in their educations, with some having earned university degrees and others having learned a trade, and providing most of the funding needed to feed a nutritious lunch every school day to about 1,300 students at four rural primary schools. Doug and Brenda have traveled to Kenya to oversee the programs there about 35 times over the last 21 years.

Doug was named a Business Hall of Fame Laureate by Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass in 2018, and in 2020 he was honored to receive Commerce Lexington’s William T. Young Lifetime Achievement Award.

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