#Banquet #AwardsDinner #HolidayParty

The 2023 Joint IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey and New Jersey Coast Section Awards Banquet will be held at the Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune, NJ, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. The event will start at 6 pm. The IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section and the IEEE New Jersey Coast Section organize this joint event to pay tribute to its volunteers. Please join us in recognizing the achievements of our members and their contributions to the engineering profession, our community, and the IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey and New Jersey Coast Section activities. 

Come and meet our new

IEEE Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer                                                                                                

Sophia A. Muirhead                                                                                                                       

Sophia is Guest KeyNote speaker for the evening.  Besides telling us something about herself, she will introduce IEEE current vision and new ventures.  More importantly, she is coming to meet us NJ Coast and Central Jerser/Princeton Section volunteers.  We will all have a chance to get-to-know Sophia through out the evening.  Please come with all your questions. 

Come join us in welcoming our new leader!

Looking forward to seeing you all at this historic event !

Banquest Notes:

  • Limited capacity - register early! 
  • Notes on food allergies and special preferences will be passed on to Jumping Brook. It is the attendee's responsibility to check with the service staff.
  • Separate registration is required for an accompanying guest. Dinner seating is pre-assigned, so please include a note in the comment field, in particular if the last name of your guest is different.
  • During dinner, wine, beer, and soda will be self service - an accompanying adult must supervise an underage guest.
  • Food will be buffet style, including a beef dinner, a chicken dinner, a salmon dinner, and a vegetarian dinner.



  Date and Time




  • Date: 05 Dec 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 210 Jumping Brook Rd
  • Neptune, New Jersey
  • United States 07753
  • Building: Jumping Brook Country Club
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  • Contact Event Host
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey and New Jersey Coast Sections
  • Starts 01 September 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 05 December 2023 11:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Admission fee ?


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Meet New IEEE Excutive Director and Chief Operationg Officer

Spohia A. Muirhead is our new Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Her talk will be an introdcution into who she is.  Some highlights include how she moved up from an IEEE Staff position, is the first women and women of color to hold this position, her professional work and educational background.  Sophie will speak about IEEE current vision and new ventures like IEEE MOVE, Futures, etc.  She will have time for all our Questions and Answers, so do come with questions.  She will be with us all evening for those casual meetings and questions.  She is coming to meet us: NJ Coast and Central Jerser/Princeton Section volunteers.  


Sophia (“Sophie”) Muirhead was appointed by the Board of Directors of IEEE as the organization’s Executive Director and
Chief Operating Officer (COO) in January 2023. She is responsible for managing a global staff of over 1,100 employees and a
business enterprise valued at more than $500 million, overseeing its operations and ensuring its continued growth and
Before assuming the role of Executive Director and COO, Sophie served as IEEE's General Counsel and Chief Compliance
Officer for a period of four years. During this time, she provided invaluable legal counsel and business advice to the
organization's Boards of Directors, Presidents and CEOs, senior volunteer leaders, and global staff. Her expertise and trusted
guidance enabled IEEE to effectively navigate complex legal and compliance matters, and maintain its position as a leader
in its industry.
Sophie's professional experience prior to joining IEEE in 2019 includes a distinguished tenure of two decades at The
Conference Board (TCB), a preeminent global economic think tank and business membership organization established in
1917. During her time there, she held several leadership roles, including serving as TCB's inaugural Chief Legal Officer, where
she successfully established a legal team and built an internal legal function from the ground up. She also held various
operations positions, including overseeing TCB's Marketing and Communications Center. Her extensive background in legal
affairs and operational management has been instrumental in her ability to effectively lead and drive organizational
success. Sophie’s expertise was profiled in Vanguard Law.
Sophie earned her Juris Doctorate from the Harvard Law School, where she excelled as an editor and contributor to the
prestigious Harvard International Law Journal. Originally from Jamaica, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in political
science from Hunter College, graduating with high honors (magna cum laude). In addition to her academic achievements
at Harvard and Hunter, Sophie has pursued studies at both Boston University and the University of London, demonstrating
her dedication to academic excellence and continual professional development.
Sophie is a member of several prominent professional organizations, including the National Association of Corporate
Directors, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. In addition, as part of her
commitment to supporting and advancing education and engineering initiatives, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the
Hunter College Foundation and as a Trustee of the United Engineering Foundation.


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5:30 - 6:00 PM: Check-In and Pick up Name Badge 

6:00 - 7:00 PM: Hors D'eurves and Mingle

7:00 - 9:30 PM: Dinner