AIDS Project Los Angeles executive director Craig E. Thompson has been elected board chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based AIDS Action Council, which supports AIDS advocacy and lobbying activities around the country. Other AIDS advocates elected to AAC board offices include Joe Interrante of Nashville CARES as vice chairman; A. Cornelius Baker of Washington's Whitman-Walker Clinic as secretary; and Ken Malone of Houston's Assistance Fund as treasurer. Ronald Johnson of New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis wrapped up his two-year term as AAC board chairman but will remain as a board member. "It will be a great honor to chair the AIDS Action Council board, which not only represents the full scope of the domestic HIV epidemic but also the best thinking about an effective response," said Thompson in a press release. "I look forward to working with the AIDS Action Council to ensure that federal HIV/AIDS programs and policies support the needs of all people living with HIV in the United States and the organizations and agencies that serve them."