Christopher Cole is the new executive director of AIDS Project New Haven (APNH). He recently moved to Connecticut and was recruited to New Haven by APNH board vice chair and longtime friend Richter Elser following a chance meeting at Grand Central Station. Cole has served the AIDS community most recently with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center HIV and AIDS program. He also was executive director of AIDS Lifecycle, a fundraising organization that runs a 545-mile cycling event designed to raise awareness and money for AIDS groups. In his five years there the organization raised $35 million.