ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ There's a new man in Miss America's life: Robert L. Beck, a lawyer who was chosen on Tuesday as chief executive of the nonprofit organization that runs the pageant.

Beck, 59, worked with nonprofit organizations such as the U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

He got more deeply involved with MADD after his son died in an alcohol-related accident. Beck became chairman and chief executive.

At the Miss America organization, Beck succeeds Leonard Horn, who ran the pageant for 11 years.