Armstrong administrative director for West Virginia Supreme Court

CHARLESTON — A new administrative director has been announced by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Joseph Armstrong joined the Administrative Office in May 2018 as director of the Division of Human Resources. He was named interim administrative director on Jan. 2.

He has a bachelor’s in behavioral psychology from West Virginia State College and a master’s in career development counseling from the West Virginia University/Marshall College of Graduate Studies. Armstrong is a native of St. Albans and lives in South Charleston with his wife, Debbie, and they have two grown children, Chris and Kelly.

“I have very much enjoyed serving in an interim capacity and appreciate the confidence the Court has shown by making this announcement. I look forward to continuing our important work of establishing transparency and accountability in the judicial branch,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong has nearly 30 years of experience in administration and human resources management in the natural resources and health care industries in West Virginia, Chief Justice Beth Walker said.

“Joe’s positive, energetic leadership in the Administrative Office has moved us forward from the challenges of 2018,” 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.”