Sybrash
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Exactly!

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, And, there is but another possibility. I read elsewhere that you only need commas if the name is not necessary to identify the person. For example: My brother, John, stopped by this evening. vs My brother John stopped by this evening. In the former I have only one brother. You could take out John and one would still know who I was talking about. In the latter, it is identifying which of my brothers stopped by. There are no commas because the info contained within commas is unnecessary information that could be removed. If you removed John from the second situation, you wouldn't know which of my brothers stopped by. According to this rule, you would not use commas unless he was the only Regional Director which, by nature of "Regional" in the title, I would say he is not. Now if it said North Regional Director, then that would identify the person and you could then put his name in commas. 

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