Susan Sissom has been elevated to chief deputy in Hamilton County Circuit Court.
Ms. Sissom, who was promoted by Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson, has worked in the office for 33 years.
She replaces Mary Faye Payne, who resigned.
Vera Hutson served as chief deputy from 1978 until her retirement in April 2005.
She was replaced by Ms. Payne, who had joined the office in the fall of 2004. She previously worked for the GSA computer firm.