AIDS Project Los
Angeles, one of the largest AIDS service organizations
in the country, has elected two new members to its 22-member
board of directors: Microsoft executive Michael Strand
and event producer Tom Whitman. Strand also will serve
as cochair of the organization's development
committee, which is charged with guiding fund-raising
activities to support the agency's $17.8 million
pleased to have two exceptional leaders and exceptional
people join us as board members," said Craig E.
Thompson, APLA executive director, in a press
statement. "Both Michael and Tom have demonstrated
major support for our work in the past, and we are pleased
to welcome them to the board. We are confident that
their skills, knowledge, and ties to their community
will be great assets for this organization."
Strand is the
U.S. enterprise sales director for the Microsoft Business
Solutions division. Whitman worked as a producer and
director in television and film for nearly a decade,
predominantly with MTV Networks and Nickelodeon. In
2000, Whitman started his own company, Tom Whitman
Presents, which produces more than 150 events a year.