MARTINEZ -- Stephen Nash will take over as court executive officer of Contra Costa Superior Court on Dec. 1, the court announced in a news release.

Nash will be responsible for the administrative functions of the Superior Court, replacing Kiri Torre, who retired June 30.

He currently serves in the same role for San Bernardino Superior Court.

Before moving to San Bernardino County, he was the director of finance of the Administrative Office of the Courts. He has also served as a budget analyst for the state Department of Finance and as deputy director of Administrative Services for the California Department of Youth Authority.