State Theatre New Jersey Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Anna Marie Gewirtz to the position of acting president & CEO. Gewirtz previously served as senior vice president and chief of external affairs, and is assuming leadership following the departure of Thomas J. Carto.
“Anna Marie is integral to our recent success in fundraising and marketing and we appreciate her ongoing leadership as she takes on this new role,” said Scott Fergang, Chair of the State Theatre Board of Trustees.
Anna Marie Gewirtz joined State Theatre New Jersey in 2013. She has worked in arts and nonprofit management — including most recently at Liberty Science Center and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre — and has held a CFRE (certified fund raising executive) credential since 2011. Gewirtz is a graduate of Lead NJ (2012) and Leadership Newark (2008) and has an MBA from Rutgers Business School. In 2017, she was honored as Outstanding Professional Fundraiser (the “Robert J. Smythe Award”) by the Association of Fundraising Professionals NJ. On September 11, she will be receiving NJBIZ’s “40 Under 40” Award as one of five Marketing Professionals recognized in New Jersey.