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

Chris joined the Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball (ABBB) 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.


  • University of Kansas