“Area Presidency Reorganized in South America West Area,” Ensign, Feb. 2008, 78
The First Presidency has announced that Elder Marcus B. Nash will serve as president of the South America West Area, succeeding Elder Walter F. González effective December 20, 2007. Elder González was sustained as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy at the October 2007 general conference.
Elder Nash was called to serve as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on April 1, 2006. He was an Area Seventy in the North America Northwest Area when he was called to be a General Authority.
Two Area Seventies will serve as counselors in the Area Presidency. Elder Alexander A. Nuñez, currently serving as Second Counselor in the Area Presidency, will serve as First Counselor. Elder Nuñez was named a member of the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy on April 3, 2004.
Elder César H. Hooker, an Area Seventy since April 1, 2006, will serve as Second Counselor.