Danielle Hollingshead

Principal, Government Industry Leader
Great Bend, KS

How I help . . .

Being able to get to know my clients and build deep relationships is one of my favorite aspects of my job. It brings me back to my roots, to my small hometown, where everyone knows everyone and never hesitates to lend a helping hand! Helping my clients learn, understand and ultimately grow within their career through effective and efficient processes and controls provides me with a deep sense of satisfaction.

While my background is in auditing, I have been able to assist in ways beyond just the audit. Seeing how my recommendations positively influence my clients is so rewarding. We aren’t just auditors; we are partners on this journey of success for our clients.

“Growing up surrounded by my big family has taught me over the years how to be a team player, stay grounded and loyal, respect others and always appreciate the small things.”

Q&A with Danielle

What does above + beyond mean to you?
Taking the initiative to do something more than asked of you.
What activity plays an important part in your life?
Any activity related to my kids. Between volleyball, basketball, track, swim, dance and softball, they keep me on the move.
What does your typical day look like?
I get my 3 girls up and ready for the day, curl their hair and hope the baby stays asleep! As soon as they are out the door to school/daycare, I jump into work, which is either on-site at a client’s location or working remotely from home. In the evening we always have practice for whatever activity the girls are participating in at the time, and then it’s homework and bedtime.
What is/was your biggest life challenge?
Prioritizing where and what I need to be doing and making sure to always remember to slow down and enjoy life.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Adams Brown?
I enjoy everyone I work with and being able to specialize in what I love to do. The depth of knowledge within the firm brings comfort to the never-ending challenges we encounter. Someone is always willing and available to help. The flexible hours and remote work capabilities Adams Brown has developed has also been a huge help to my family work/life balance.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Traveling
  • Social Media
  • Shopping
  • Reading

Little Known Facts

  • Our family has a timeshare in Mexico, so we try to travel there once a year and enjoy time relaxing at the beach.

My Professional History


  • GFOA
  • KMAAG – Chair of Board of Directors


  • Fort Hays State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance

Work Highlights

  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2009
  • Year entered accounting: 2009


  • CPA