Alan Ormsby, the state's top executive for aging and adult services, has been named the new director of the state Division of Services for People with Disabilities.

Ormsby is leaving the post he has held since 2005, in which he initiated closer working relationships with local service providers to elderly and disabled Utahns.

He has been a member the Board of Utah Developmental Disabilities Council. He also supervised Adult Protective Services, which investigates claims of abuse, neglect and exploitation involving persons who are disabled or elderly.