ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A refuge for the region's homeless has a new man in charge.

The Allentown Rescue Mission has named Chris Aylward as its CEO.

He's replacing former executive director Gary Millspaugh.

The Allentown Rescue Mission says Aylward has an outstanding record of improving rescue missions.

He's been working with those types of organizations for 20 years most recently in Syracuse, New York.