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NEW REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

EFREN DELA TONGA BACONAWA, 62, La Mesa Branch, Quezon City Philippines North District; to serve the Manila Philippines region; former mission president's counselor, stake president, high councilor, and bishop; received master of education degree, Ortanez University; MBA, Central Colleges of the Philippines, master's degree in economics, University of the East; chief of planning and international desk, Bureau of Animal Industry; born in Allen, Northern Samar, Philippines; married Rizalina Rejano Duano.

ORIN BRENT BLACK, 53, Brighton 10th Ward, Salt Lake Brighton Stake; to serve the Sandy Utah region; former stake president and counselor, bishop and counselor, and high priests group leader; earned bachelor's degree in French/English from University of Utah and dental degree from University of Southern California; dentist; born in Murray, Utah; married Carol Sally Nielsen.

AMBROCIO CASTENEDA COLLADO, 57, Mandaluyong 1st Ward, Makati Philippines Stake; to serve the Angeles Philippines and Tarlac Philippines regions; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, and bishop; earned bachelor's degree from University of Santo Tomas, law degree from Lyceum of the Philippines; president, Landoil Resources Corp.; chairman of the board of three corporations; born in Dagupan City, Philippines; married Dorotea Guererro Ney.

ANTONIO VILLANUEVA CUSTODIO, 53, La Carlota 2nd Ward, La Carlota Philippines Stake; to serve the Cagayan De Oro Philippines region; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop, branch president and counselor, and elders quorum president; radio communication equipment operator; born in La Carlota City Negros Occidental, Philippines; married Rita Riza Rodriguez Loquias.

ALBERTA GAMBOA DE LA O, 35, Atlanta Ward, Cuautitlan Mexico Stake; to serve the Poza Rica Mexico and Veracruz Mexico regions; former mission president and counselor, stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop's counselor; earned bachelor's degree, Benemerito de las Americas; earned mathematics license; director of Church Educational System; born in Lerdo de Tejada, Veracruz Mexico; married Lidia Villazaez Salinas.

RICHARD GORDON PORTER, 53, Mesa 33rd Ward, Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake; to serve the Albuquerque New Mexico and El Paso Texas regions; former Young Men general board member, regional representative, mission president, stake president, bishop and counselor, and elders quorum president; earned bachelor's degree in business marketing from the University of Utah; home builder; born in St. Anthony, Idaho; married Susan Lavelle Curtis.

JAMES MADISON RUSSELL III, 50, Yorktown Ward, Newport News Virginia Stake; to serve the Richmond Virginia and Roanoke Virginia regions; former stake president and counselor, stake Sunday School president, stake mission president's counselor, stake missionary, bishop, and branch president; earned bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University, master's degree in electrical engineering at University of Virginia, and doctorate in atmospheric science from University of Michigan; head of theoretical studies branch, NASA; born in Newport News, Va.; married Virginia Bell Rollings.

ROBERT LLOYD SMITH, 48, Farragut Ward, Knoxville Tennessee Stake; to serve the Raleigh North Carolina region; former stake president and counselor, high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward Young Men president and priest quorum adviser; earned medical degree from University of Tennessee Medical School; interventional radiologist; born in Atlanta, Ga.; married Judy Lee Rees.

ROY VAL SNEDDON, 55, Lincoln 1st Ward, Lincoln Nebraska stake; to serve the Grand Junction Colorado and Ft. Collins Colorado regions; former stake president and counselor, stake Young Men president, high councilor, bishop's counselor, and Scoutmaster; earned bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Utah State University, master's degree and doctorate in engineering mechanics from University of Wisconsin-Madison; associate professor of civil engineering, University of Wisconsin-Lincoln; born in Salt Lake City, Utah; married Almira Kathleen Baird.

JERALD LYNN TAYLOR, 54, Dublan 1st Ward, Colonia Juarez Mexico Stake; to serve the Chihuahua Mexico, Colonia Juarez Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez Mexico regions; former mission president, stake president, stake executive secretary, stake mission president, and branch president; earned bachelor's degree in animal husbandry from BYU; cattle rancher; born in Colonia Dublan, Mexico; married Sharon Elizabeth Willis.