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Peter Sobel

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Position Type:

Scotch Plains

New Jersey

United States of America

Years in the field:

26+ Years

Areas of Expertise

Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Grants/Foundational Giving, Marketing & Communications, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Strategic Planning

  1. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Boston, MA Apr 2017 – May 2020
  2. Director – Partnerships and Market Development
  3. Expanded international visibility, reputation, engagement, impact and revenue in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
  4. · Led market research, engagement and negotiations to bring The Science behind Pixar to over 600,000 people and drive millions of dollars in revenue from tours in Canada, Asia and Europe.
  5. · Expanded and deepened the Museum of Science brand in Europe and Asia with peer institutions leading to new market opportunities and new business for traveling exhibits and engineering curriculum.
  6. · Opened Australia Market to Engineering is Elementary Curriculum, Multi-million dollar grant enabling implementation in every State and Territory of the country.
  7. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, New Brunswick, NJ Jun 2015 – Mar 2017
  8. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  9. Raised millions of dollars in significant new funding and developed strategic collaborations in support of Basic Science Research for the School of Arts and Science.
  10. · Secured foundational support for the Center for Quantum Materials Synthesis from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation creating an international resource and facility for this new field.
  11. · Established/grew new funding initiatives for the Mathematics Department with the Simons Foundation enabling faculty to conduct new research.
  12. LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Jun 2013 – Jun 2015
  13. Director of Strategic Initiatives, Development and External Relations
  14. · Increased fundraising revenue by 40%, growing research, outreach and educational programming around earth sciences and climate change.
  15. · Redesigned website - ldeo.columbia.edu -making more information accessible to the public and academics.
  16. · Expanded media relations, community outreach and visibility initiatives around climate change research growing engagement with key audiences.
  17. IEEE (INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS) – Piscataway, NJ Sep 2006 – Jun 2013
  18. Senior Director, Global Business Development
  19. · Developed and implemented a global business growth strategy focused on Europe, China, Japan, and India.
  20. · Built an International team of 24, and four offices, to extend policy, scholarly programs, standards development, university education, conference activities and publishing.
  21. · Established partnerships with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations and academic institutions to extend and enhance strategic priorities.
  22. · Created a platform for engineers to apply technology and engineering solutions in the developing world via engineeringforchange.org in partnership with ASME and Engineers Without Borders.
  23. Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships
  24. · Launched social impact partnerships with: United Nations Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, and corporate professional development and business partnerships with IBM and Boeing.
  25. · Increased philanthropic support and managed the IEEE Foundation and staff.
  26. · Drove special projects to promote growth in emerging markets: India and China.
  27. FOUNDATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NJ, New Brunswick, NJ Sep 2004 – Aug 2006
  28. Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
  29. · Created the Corporate and Foundation Relations program for the largest public health sciences university in the nation.
  30. · Raised more than $20M within 14 months, supervised Corporate and Foundation Relations staff.
  31. · Led strategy development, relationship building, solicitation and stewardship of major corporations (pharmaceutical, biotechnology) and philanthropic foundations.
  32. RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, New Brunswick, NJ Aug 2001 – Sep 2004
  33. Director of Development
  34. · Developed an advisory board and successfully exceeded multi-million dollar capital campaign.
  35. KPMG LLP, Montvale, NJ Dec 1997 – Aug 2001
  36. Director, Marketing Communications
  37. · Initiated and implemented Monitor client satisfaction program for elite Fortune 500 clients.
  38. · Generated $20M in revenue per year through an alumni relations new business development initiative.
  39. · Pioneered a national employee engagement/community involvement program, Involve, for 100,000 staff.
  40. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, New Brunswick, NJ Mar 1994 – Dec 1997
  41. Assistant Director, Center for Math, Science & Computer Education
  42. · Directed, and implemented all facets of a $1.6 million National Science Foundation funded public engagement initiative for underserved urban families in math and science.
  43. · Spokesperson, advocate, fund raiser and developer of public-private partnerships.
  44. MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, Rye Brook, NY Sep 1991 – Mar 1992
  45. Communications Manager
  46. · Created and grew government, community relations and philanthropic programs.
  47. YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT Mar 1989 – Sep 1991
  48. Assistant Director of Communications
  49. · Developed strategy, content and design of collateral, news and media for Yale’s $1.5 billion capital campaign
  50. UNITED STATES SENATE, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, Washington, DC Aug 1986 – Jun 1988
  51. Legislative Aide
  52. · Conducted research and analysis on policy and proposed legislation focusing on education and federal budget.
  53. · Composed speeches, liaised with Federal and State Executive and Legislative branches.
  54. Education
  55. B.A., Political Science/International Relations, RUTGERS COLLEGE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, NJ (May 1986)
  56. Volunteer
  57. SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND, Discovery Programme Panel Reviewer (2018, 2019)