Hays, KS -- The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. is pleased to announce that Meagan Wellbrock, CPA, senior manager, was named the recipient of the Woman to Watch Emerging Leader award, given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA).

"This recognition is a testament to Meagan's dedication to her work and her community," said Brian Staats, CPA, managing partner at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. "We extend a warm, sincere congratulations on her achievement."

This award is given annually and recognizes members who are both emerging and experienced leaders. The category is supported by the Women's Initiatives Executive Committee of the AICPA, an organization of more than 400,000 members.

Wellbrock holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, with a minor in Finance from Fort Hays State University. She is active in the community as a board member of the Hays Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization. Previously, she served a six year term on the Board of the United Way of Ellis County. In addition, Wellbrock is a member of the Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA), where she serves on the Audit and Assurance Task Force. She previously served on KSCPA's Governmental and Not-for-Profit Conference steering committee.

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 13 office locations throughout the state. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit www.abbb.com

Attached photo reveals Meagan Wellbrock (right), senior manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd., stands proudly with Mary Rapp MacBain (left), current President/CEO of the Kansas Society of CPAs, after receiving Wellbrock's Woman to Watch Emerging Leader award.

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