Richard O. Starley, formerly of the Utah Department of Social Services, has been named executive director of AIDS Project Utah. He has served on the board for 18 months and was president for the past nine months.

Starley, 36, worked in assistance payment administration for the state social services department. He also was the lead AIDS trainer through the department's AIDS education and training committee. He is chairman of the Utah AIDS consortium, a coalition of organizations working with the AIDS crisis in Utah.