Dean Dorton is excited to announce two new market leaders in Kentucky. Lance Mann as the Louisville Market Leader and Elizabeth Woodward as the Lexington Market Leader.

We have seen tremendous growth across all our markets during the past three years. Through our organic growth and acquisitions, we want to make sure our leadership is in place to continue the momentum in each geographic market. Both Lance and Elizabeth bring a significant wealth of knowledge and experience to the Market Leader role.

David Bundy, President & CEO, Dean Dorton

Dean Dorton appoints a Market Leader for every market in which the firm operates offices. The purpose of the role is to serve as a brand ambassador to the community and the Dean Dorton team. The Market Leader will work with other firm leaders to achieve the strategic goals of the firm in their respective market. Additionally, the Market Leader is intentional about the firm’s community engagement and creating positive impact.

Mann joined Dean Dorton in 2007 and brings an impressive level of experience to an already thriving office. In addition to Lance’s work at Dean Dorton, he currently serves as the chair of the board for the Louisville chapter of the American Red Cross and serves on the boards of Greater Louisville, Inc. and Amplify, Inc. He is also in the current Leadership Louisville Center Bingham Fellows class.

I have served clients in the Louisville market for more than 10 years and truly love this area and everything Louisville and Southern Indiana offers the business community. I appreciate the opportunity to lead Dean Dorton’s continued growth for our clients and team members. Dean Dorton’s culture of relationship-first client service coupled with helping clients take advantage of technology and nationally-recognized expertise continues to support Kentucky business expansion and success.

Lance Mann, Louisville Market Leader & Assurance Director, Dean Dorton

Woodward has more than 25 years of experience serving clients throughout the region and joined Dean Dorton in 2000. In addition to being the leader of the firm’s forensic accounting service group, she served as the chairperson of the Bluegrass Airport Authority Board of Directors and serves on the board of Commerce Lexington.

I am excited to continue building on the strong foundation that Dean Dorton established almost 45 years ago in Lexington. I look forward to helping Dean Dorton continue delivering great client experiences and supporting the Bluegrass region – the communities where we are fortunate to live and work.

Elizabeth Woodward, Lexington Market Leader & Forensic Accounting Director, Dean Dorton

In the past three years, Dean Dorton has opened its new offices in Raleigh and Louisville, expanded services with offering data analytics and Family Office services, and recently ranked as a Top 100 Accounting Firm by Inside Public Accounting. More than 600 accounting firms participated in the 2023 survey that results in IPA’s Top Firms list, with Dean Dorton securing a spot at #99. Based on size and revenue, the report is regarded as the most reliable, respected and comprehensive provider of benchmarking data for the accounting profession.

About Dean Dorton
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) provides an integrated suite of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. The firm helps clients strategize, adapt, and change in every stage of business, from startup to growth and proper succession planning. Dean Dorton emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. For more information, visit