Ernst & Young LLP has named Dave Christens as managing partner of its Des Moines office. Christens, who will return to Iowa after five years at the firm's Philadelphia and Chicago offices, previously served as Des Moines managing partner from 2006 to 2009. He succeeds Tom Fiepke, who will continue to oversee work for some of the firm's largest multinational clients. With more than 32 years of financial services experience, Christens has served a wide variety of large domestic and multinational financial services organizations. A certified public accountant, Christens received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He and his wife, Debbie, are in the process of relocating to Greater Des Moines.