Stan Marshburn, a longtime state official, has been named interim head of the state Department of Social and Health Services.
Marshburn takes over Jan. 5, when the agency's current chief, Robin Arnold-Williams, switches hats to become the new director of Gov. Chris Gregoire's stable of policy experts.
Gregoire, who appointed Marshburn, said that "his 30 years of state service, including the Office of Financial Management, the state House of Representatives and 11 years at DSHS will serve him well. I look forward to working with him until a permanent replacement is identified."