Great Bend Accounting Firm Announces Promotions

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce the promotions of Austin Coyan, CPA and Melissa Ille.

“Austin and Melissa have both done a tremendous job serving our clients,” said Sheryl Schamaun, CPA and Partner in Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball’s Great Bend office. “Both are an integral part of the Adams Brown team.”

Coyan joined Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball in 2013 and now serves as a senior staff accountant. He graduated magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Coyan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA) and the Wichita State University Alumni Association. He is originally from Goddard, Kansas and currently resides in Great Bend.

Ille, previously a senior staff accountant, now serves as a manager. She joined the firm in 2006. Ille received both her Bachelor degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Fort Hays State University. She is a current resident of Great Bend.

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 of Kansas. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit