“I am honored to be elected co-chair of NJPAC, which has played such an important role in the vitality and renaissance of Newark,” said Strangfeld. “My wife, Mary Kay, and I believe deeply in the importance of arts and culture and the transformational impact NJPAC can continue to have on the fabric of life not only in Newark but throughout New Jersey. I look forward to working closely with Bill Marino, John Schreiber and the NJPAC Board to help the arts center build on its record of excellence.”Strangfeld received a B.S. in Business Administration from Susquehanna University, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he is a member of the Raven Society, UVA’s oldest honorary society. In 2005, Strangfeld initiated, and is an ongoing sponsor of, a recruitment and scholarship program for military officers seeking to transition into leadership roles in civilian life via an MBA at Darden. In addition, under Strangfeld’s direction, Prudential has become a recognized leader in encouraging corporate America to support returning Veterans as they re-enter civilian life. New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.