State Theatre of N.J. names SVP Gewirtz its acting CEO

The State Theatre New Jersey has named an acting CEO and president, following the departure of the current CEO.

Anna Marie Gewirtz, senior vice president and chief of external affairs, will serve in place of Thomas J. Carto, who had been CEO and president since April 2015.

“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,” Scott Fergang, chair of the board of trustees, said in a prepared statement.

Gewirtz has been with the State Theatre since 2013, and has also worked in arts and nonprofit management at Liberty Science Center and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, among others.