New Brunswick, NJ -- State Theatre New Jersey has appointed  Scotch Plains resident Craig J. Guiffre, Managing Director and COO for American Benefits Consulting, as a new member to its Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Craig to our Board of Trustees,” said Scott Fergang, Chair of the State Theatre Board of Trustees. “State Theatre New Jersey is fortunate to have found such experienced and dedicated individual with an undeniable passion for the arts.”

“I am very impressed with the State Theatre’s record of success as well as their highly respected brand in the community and the region and am I honored to join the Board of Trustees,” said Guiffre.

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Craig Guiffre has over 35 years' experience in the Group Benefits industry and is currently the COO for American Benefits Consulting. He is responsible for the consulting practices, operations, and technology and compliance organizations at the company. He began his career with MetLife where he served in various sales, marketing, and operational capacities including head of national accounts and chief marketing officer for institutional business. He held a similar role at Guardian Life. Most recently, Guiffre was Senior Vice President at CIGNA where he managed the group insurance sales.

“Craig is a great addition to our Board,” said Tom Carto, State Theatre New Jersey President & CEO. “He is a passionate and active ambassador for the arts and will help contribute to our exciting upward momentum.”

State Theatre New Jersey creates extraordinary experiences through the power of live performance. It exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. 

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