FOLEY - The Benton County Board of Commissioners have hired a new Human Services Director.

Bob Cornelius' first day on the job will be March 1st.  His salary has been set at just over $93,000.

Cornelius has been the Mille Lacs County Community Services Director since January 2011.  He also was the Human Services Director in Pope County for three years.

Cornelius takes over for long time Human Services Director Tim Martin, who has retired.