Crossroads Theatre Company Welcomes Anthony Carter as New Board President

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Crossroads Theatre Company Welcomes Anthony Carter as New Board President

NEW BRUNSWICK – Anthony Carter of Hillsborough, a former vice president at Johnson & Johnson, has been elected president of the Crossroads Theatre Company Board of Trustees.

Carter, who has served on Crossroads’ board since 2013, retired as vice president for Global Diversity & Inclusion and chief diversity officer for J&J last March. Under his leadership, the company was listed in the top 10 of the 50 best companies for diversity by DiversityInc. magazine, holding the number one and two positions in 2008 and 2009, respectively.  

He received the National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Healthcare Award, the Corporate Diversity Award from the New Brunswick branch of the NAACP and, for the past four years, has been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the top chief diversity officers in America. 

He is a member of the board of trustees of the United Way – USA and the board of directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

In addition, Carter is a member of the president’s council at his alma mater, Fordham University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism in 1976.

He and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of three children Austin, Ashley and Dayne.

Founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L. Kenneth Richardson, Crossroads Theatre Company embraces the vision that African-American theater is intended for a broad-based, diverse audience.  As a major force in the development of new ideas and the introduction of formerly marginalized writers, Crossroads produces works that enrich and diversify the representation of African American culture on the American stage.  For more information about the theater, visit

Photo: courtesy of Anthony Carter