Dan Updegraff joined the Dunning & Associates team in 2008. A Certified Public Accountant, Dan specializes in tax research, individual and business taxation, and client write-ups. Prior to joining the firm, Dan served 13 years as a Partner in Updegraff & Updegraff CPAs.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wichita State University and is a member of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA).
Outside of the office, Dan is active in the cycling community, participating in a variety of bike rides to raise money for charitable organizations. His primary focus is on Bike MS, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he serves on the planning committee. Dan enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his black lab, Cheyenne; as well as watching NFL football and college basketball games—particularly WSU Shocker basketball, where you can find him at most of their home games.
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