Jeffery O. Johnson, a former supervisor in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department, has been appointed director of the Utah State Archives, the governor's office has announced.

Johnson has worked in the State Archives since 1984. As reference bureau manager, he helped open the archives' Research Center, where records are available to the public.Before being hired by the state, Johnson spent 15 years in the LDS Church department, including 10 years as supervisor of processing. He cataloged and processed LDS Church records and manuscripts.

Johnson is a member of the Utah Preservation Consortium steering committee and is also past president of the Conference of Intermountain Archivists and of the Utah Women's History Association.

He has been active in the Society of American Archivists and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators.