Adams Brown Senior Manager Promoted to Principal

Adams Brown Senior Manager Promoted to Principal

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle Ryan.

“Over the years, Michelle has demonstrated the leadership, motivation, people skills, and financial expertise necessary to be a strong leader for our firm,” said Brian Staats, CPA, managing partner at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. “These traits, paired with her vision and true compassion for our team, make Michelle an ideal candidate for principal. I am confident in her abilities and I look forward to our growth and success as a result of her influence.”

Ryan, previously a senior manager, joined the firm in 2008. Outside of her client responsibilities, she has managed the Colby office operations since 2013. Within the firm, Ryan also directs the new CFO Service Line and serves on the Marketing Advisory Board. She is a participant in the Partner in Training Program and is a LEAD Academy Alumni & a current sponsor for the program. She has been instrumental in creating annual Young Professional area networking events that have been hosted at the Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball Colby office.

Ryan received her Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Kansas State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and Kansas State University Alumni Association. In addition, Ryan is a board member of the Colby Chamber of Commerce, vice president of the Colby Rotary Club and treasurer of Trinity Lutheran Church. She is a KSCPA 20 up to 40 graduate. Ryan currently resides in Colby with her husband, Josh, and their daughter.

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 13 office locations throughout the state. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit