New Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean has named Brad Tucker as his chief of staff.
Mr. Tucker, 43, previously was a supervisor at the 911 Center.
He is a former Dayton, Tn., police officer.
Mr. Dean said Edna Camp, with 52 years of experience in the office, is staying on.
The former state legislator, who defeated incumbent Gwen Tidwell, said, "I am thrilled that Edna has agreed to keep working. She has a world of knowledge about the office.
Ms. Camp is the senior employee in county government.
Mr. Dean said new Public Defender Steve Smith had hired away a couple of the office employees, including bench clerk Chris Wilson.
He said one clerk resigned and a couple of employees retired, including Tidwell top aide Mike Griffin.
Mr. Dean said, "The staff has been very helpful and supportive. I have told them to just continue doing their jobs."
He said he has found some pay inequities within the office and will seek to rectify those.