Our Leadership

John E. Cross
Of Counsel
”I have a genuine love for people and treat my clients as though they are family. I aim to build a trusting relationship with my clients so they can depend on me with their financial needs.“

John joined Adams Brown in 2003. With more than forty years in the accounting industry, John’s knowledge and expertise are a valuable resource to the Adams Brown team. In addition to his leadership roles, John continues to provide tax, arbitration and financial counseling services to the firm’s clients.

Inspired by his love for people and numbers, John is grateful for his career as an accountant. He believes placing his clients before himself and listening to their needs contributed to his success. John grew up in Kansas and currently lives in Great Bend with his wife, Crystal. He enjoys spending time with his family, including their four children and six grandchildren.


  • Certified Public Accountant – Kansas (CPA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)
  • Public Accountants Association of Kansas (PAAK)
  • Great Bend Community Foundation
  • Sunflower Diversified Services Foundation
  • United Way of Cental Kansas, Board President
  • Barton County Young Men’s Organization
  • Barton County Youth Care, Inc.
  • Great Bend Zoological Society
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity


  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Science, Business, 1969

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.