Stephanie Williams

Principal, Trust & Estate Team Leader
Wichita, KS

How I help . . .

I’ve always been a numbers girl. My mother put me to work in our family business inputting handwritten parts and labor tickets on typed statements when I was in 6th grade.

As a CPA, I’ve often been told I have almost psychic abilities in figuring out what clients have recorded incorrectly in their books. I can almost always find something that has been posted wrong and get it fixed. In my years of working with a variety of clients, the thing I love most is working with trusts and estates and the issues that pop up for taxpayers’ families after someone dies. I’ve helped several clients over the years in litigation matters either by preparing reports, testifying or being deposed. I deeply value the level of trust I have with my clients.

“I'm a book reading, history loving, travelling explorer and dog mom. I love to combine my love of history and travel with exploring the world. And I have the world's most spoiled little dogs, Baxter and Benji.”

Q&A with Stephanie

What does above + beyond mean to you?
Going beyond the quick and easy answer to figuring out what the client truly needs. And being a strategic ally means that, instead of being an historian who records things after the fact, be the person the client calls before they act to help them plan how to do it.
What activity plays an important part in your life?
Playing with my dogs, traveling and acquiring furniture and decor for my arts and crafts home.
What makes you unique?
In my youth I was an avid dancer and performed with a troupe.
What is your favorite/least favorite word and why?
My favorite word is “ausgezeichnet” – it means excellent or outstanding in German. I studied German in high school and loved some of their ridiculously long words.
What is your family like and what are some things you like to do together?
I used to travel with my mother each year. We made it to 30+ states and 15+ countries via road trips, flights and cruises. We also took my niece and nephews on many vacations, and I have great memories of going places with them as children.

Life Outside the Office

Hobbies & Interests

  • Books
  • Movies
  • Travel
  • History, specifically all things Frank Lloyd Wright and Arts & Crafts movement
  • Singing

Frequented Websites

  • Sundance Catalog
  • J Jill
  • Lands’ End
  • Travel websites for whatever state or country I’m planning to visit

Little Known Facts

  • I once hitchhiked home when my car broke down with a mortician and his family who had picked up a body from the airport.

My Professional History



  • Emporia State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Work Highlights

  • Job prior to working at Adams Brown: Senior Manager at Larson & Company
  • Year joined Adams Brown: 2020
  • Year entered accounting: 1987


  • CPA