Firm Announcements

Promotion to Partner - Jamie Dreher and Whitney Brown

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Jamie Dreher and Whitney Brown to Partner.

Both CPA’s practice in the firm’s Hays office and are also credentialed in business valuation as Certified Valuation Analysts. Both are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Each of them has extensive experience in tax planning and compliance for individuals, businesses, and trusts. Their areas of industry practice include oil and gas, agribusiness, not-for-profit organizations, medical practices and estate and gift taxation.

Dreher is a 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University and a native of Baileyville, Kansas. Jamie’s community involvement includes coaching various youth sports and teaching faith formation classes in her parish, St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church. She served eleven years as an Ambassador for the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, Dustin, have four children.

Brown is a 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University and is originally from Hoxie, Kansas. Whitney is a member of the Hays First United Methodist Church and the Hays Sunrise Rotary Club. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Hays Area Young Professionals group. He also coaches youth sports for the Hays Recreation Commission. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children.

Promotion to Client Services Manager - Jamie Stutterheim

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Jamie Stutterheim to Client Services Manager. With her new role, she will oversee all payroll, payroll tax filings and sales tax filings prepared for the Firm’s clients. Jamie will perform duties previously provided by Deb Debes, who retired from Brungardt Hower in June after twenty-one years of service. 

Jamie works in the firm’s Hays office and has extensive experience related to providing payroll services in a public accounting setting. She also has significant experience with sales tax filings, bookkeeping and preparation of financial statements. 

Stutterheim anticipates graduating from Fort Hays State University in December with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. She is a native of Hoisington, Kansas. Jamie resides in Hays with her husband and two sons.  Outside of the office and when she’s not studying, Jamie enjoys attending her children’s school activities, watching the Kansas City Royals, supporting the Fort Hays State Tigers and spending time with her family and friends.