Marv Debner will lead the Iowa practice for BKD LLP, the Springfield, Mo.-based national accounting and advisory firm announced Wednesday.

Debner, until recently the managing partner of LWBJ Financial LLC, has 25 years of public accounting experience that includes an 18-year stint with Deloitte.

"The strong relationships Marv has built in the Des Moines community will be instrumental in helping us grow in the Hawkeye State." said Doug Gaston, managing partner of BKD's North Region, in a press statement. 

The firm currently has about $3 million in annual revenues in Iowa, with clients that include Iowa Health - Des Moines. Debner said he is still securing space for the new office. Depending on revenue growth, he expects to hire between six and 10 professionals for the Iowa office this year, he said.

"We fully expect to grow this market," he said.