Bill Petrella, general manager of the Westin La Paloma, is the new president of the Southern Arizona Lodging and Resort Association.

Petrella, affiliated with the Westin La Paloma for four years, succeeds Brian Johnson, managing director of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Johnson becomes chairman of the board for the next 18 months.

Other new members of the board are Helinda Lizarraga of the Doubletree at Reid Park, David Miller from the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico, Lynn Ericksen from the Hilton El Conquistador, Richard Hendrix from the Quality Inn Suites downtown and George White from the Lodge at Ventana Canyon.

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