CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court announced Joseph Armstrong as its next administrative director.

Armstrong joined from the court’s administrative office, which he joined in May 2018 as director of the Division of Human Resources. He became the interim administrative director in January.

“Joe‘s positive, energetic leadership in the Administrative Office has moved us forward from the challenges of 2018,” Chief Justice Beth Walker said. “He and his team have worked hard to provide prompt and efficient support and problem-solving for the Court’s personnel in all 55 counties throughout the state. He will continue to work closely with the Justices to rebuild the trust of the taxpayers and the legislature.”

According to a court press release, Armstrong has nearly 30 years of experience in administration and human resources management in natural resources and health care industries.

The St. Albans native studied behavior psychology at West Virginia State University and received his master’s degree in career development counseling from the West Virginia University/Marshall College of Graduate Studies.