Appointed to business post

FALLBROOK, CALIF. — Bruce Thompson of the Fallbrook 2nd Ward, Vista California Stake, was appointed by President George W. Bush in October as the Western Regional (Region IX) Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA Region IX includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa. A former bishop, Brother Thompson is a Sunday School teacher and high priests group teacher.