Our Leadership

Chris Keith
Senior Payroll Manager & Payroll Service Leader
”My primary goal is ensuring client satisfaction—if they’re not happy, I’m not happy.“

Chris joined the Adams Brown team when the firm merged with Barrett, Herman, Ragland, Schartz, P.A. (BHRS) in 2017. Previously a partner at BHRS, Chris currently serves as a senior payroll manager in the Client Services department. His responsibilities include the management of payroll services, including compliance and reporting.

His teammates laud him for being hardworking. He attributes the success he’s achieved in his career to the cultivation of strong relationships with both his clients and other professionals. His father, the opportunity to work with business owners, and Mark Barrett, previously with BHRS, inspired Chris to pursue a career in this field.

A resident of Olathe, Kansas, Chris enjoys it for its big-city amenities but small-town feel. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife of nine years and their two daughters. Chris’ favorite pastime is golf. He boasts that he hit a hole-in-one just two years after he took up the sport.


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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.