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First Presidency calls new area authorities

The First Presidency has called 15 new area authorities. Biographies and pictures of the new leaders follow.

Brazil Area

  • Cesar A. S. Milder, 39, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bamerindus Security coordinator; former Brazil Ribeirao Preto Mission president, stake president, high councilor, and bishop; married Maureen De Paula.
  • Joao R. C. Martins Silva, 44, Fortaleza, Brazil; administrative assistant to Church Educational System area director; former Brazil Fortaleza Mission president, stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop; married Maria Lucia Estaca Martins.

Central America Area

  • Salomon Jaar, 34, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Church Educational System coordinator; former Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission president, stake president, mission president's counselor, high councilor; married Bertha Lucia Bueso.

Chile Area

  • Julio E. Otay, 45, Puerto Varas, Chile; official with Bank of Chile; former regional representative, stake president and counselor, and branch president; married Elena Ampuero Navarro.
  • Jorge A. Pedreros, 39, Puente Alto, Chile; medical doctor; former stake president, bishop, stake executive secretary and elders quorum president; married Viviana A. Soto.
  • Hector M. Verdugo, 45, Rancagua, Chile; Chile Telephone Company administrator; former Argentina Mendoza Mission president, regional representative, stake president, and district president; married Marcela Marta Ibanez.

Mexico South Area

  • John A. Harris, 52, Virreyes, Mexico; manager of Treasury Plans & Controls, IBM, Venezuela; former Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission president, stake president's counselor, mission president's counselor, and high councilor; married Nydia Ferrari.

North America Northeast Area

  • J. Willard Marriott Jr., 64, Bethesda, Md.,chair and CEO of Marriott Corp.; former regional representative, stake president, bishop, and high councilor; married Donna Rae Garff.

Pacific Area

  • Victor D. Cave, 48, Ascot, Queensland, Australia; human resource manager, Pacific Area office; former Tahiti Papeete Mission president, regional representative, temple sealer, and stake president; married Antonina Moea Ferriol.

South America North Area

  • Francisco G. Gimenez, 42, Caracas, Venezuela; Church Educational System Venezuela director; former Peru Arequipa Mission president, regional representative, and mission president's counselor; married Axa E. Orono.

South America South Area

  • Antonio Cappi, 47, Montevideo, Uruguay; regional materials manager for Area Office; former Argentina Trelew Mission president, stake president, bishop, and high councilor; married Maria Graciela Franzia.
  • Jorge L. Del Castillo, 42, Buenos Aires, Argentina; owner of dry cleaning business; former member of area public affairs committee, regional representative, stake president, and high councilor; married Olinda Beatriz Boveda.
  • Claudio D. Zivic, 47, Buenos Aires, Argentina; accountant for El Quebracho Farm; former regional representative, stake president, bishop, and high councilor; married Dina Noemi Alvarez.

Utah North Area

  • Jon M. Huntsman, 59, Salt Lake City, Utah; founder, chair and CEO of Huntsman Chemical Corp.; former Washington D.C. Mission president, regional representative, stake president, and high councilor; married Karen Haight.

Utah South Area

  • James G. Larkin, 58, St. George, Utah; executive for L&L Mechanical; former stake president, high councilor, Young Men president and bishop; married Marlene Wright.