Teresa Doehring was announced Tuesday as the successor to Pat Yoder as St. Joseph County administrator.
The position is the highest, non-elected job in St. Joseph County’s government.
Doehring, who turned 43 Monday, currently serves as the county’s human resources director and assistant county administrator.
A lifelong Mendon-area resident, Doehring was recognized for her leadership and contributions to St. Joseph County over the course of her three years of employment.
Eight people applied for the position.
Commissioners will negotiate a contract with Doehring and she will likely dedicate more time working side-by-side with Yoder in his final weeks before Doehring takes over the post in 2018.
Doehring holds a master’s degree in organizational communications and a bachelor’s in communications.
Yoder, 67, served four years as the county’s first administrator when the position was created in 1990. He returned in April 2013, succeeding Judy West-Wing Yoder and plans to retire at the end of the year.
His annual salary is $120,000.