Our Leadership

Brian C. Staats
Managing Partner
”I ascribe my love for accounting as the greatest factor for my success. I work hard at helping my clients succeed. My longstanding commitment to the Adams Brown team proves that I am dedicated to the firm's mission of enhancing the success of our clients by offering a broad range of services.“

Brian joined Adams Brown in 1988, shortly after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree at Fort Hays State University. As managing partner, he oversees all aspects of firm management and maintains a role as a trusted advisor to staff members and clients. His areas of focus are in the agricultural industry, small business taxes and accounting and estate planning.

Focused on his clients’ success, he works hard at helping them achieve their goals. His passion for accounting, coupled with his strong work ethic, aided in his ascent to the firm’s partnership.

Brian was born and raised in Garden City, Kansas. He currently resides in Great Bend, Kansas with his wife, Tanya.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Rotary

    • Past President

  • Chamber

    • Past President


  • Garden City Community College

    • Associate of Science (1983)

  • Fort Hays State University

    • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (1987)

Auditors | Accountants | Consultants | CPAs – Adams Brown is a Certified Public Accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and businesses across the central United States, including Kansas and Arkansas offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Great Bend, Colby, Hays, McPherson, and Jonesboro (AR). The firm provides a variety of tax, audit, consulting, and advisory services to guide businesses toward their goals.  Key industries served include agriculture, construction, government municipalities, professional services, and manufacturing.  To help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we provide a variety of consulting services including outsourced accounting, cash flow planning, and comprehensive tax review.