3.04.22 – 2022 Social Impact Fellowship Workshop & Reception

2022 Fellowship Workshop

One of the benefits to our Social Impact Fellows is a day of coaching to our cohort from industry leading brothers, followed by a reception with Fraternity and Foundation Leadership and interested participants .

This year the event will take place in the Washington, DC, or Bethesda, MD, area.

March 4th 2022, Bethesda, MD


Workshop: Hyatt Regency Bethesda,
One Bethesda Metro Center,
7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Reception: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Schedule for Friday, March 4th 2022:

11am – Registration

11:30am – Lunch & Keynote

1pm – Workshop Sessions (see below)

5:15pm – Break

6:30pm – Reception

Dress Code: Comfortable Business Attire is appropriate for all activities

Registration Fees and Stipend:

The workshop is FREE of charge to the invited cohorts, facilitators and key staff. For other attendees the fee is $85 to defer direct costs and includes lunch, workshop and the reception. Each individual is responsible for travel and lodging however the Foundation does have some limited funds to support anyone who may need assistance. Contact Jonathan Chaffin for a private discussion about travel and engagement stipends.

Registration Opens December 22 2021 – February 15 2022


Transportation and Lodging:

Bethesda is easily accessible by Washington Raegan International Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport. It is a 30-45 minute drive from there to Bethesda. Amtrak services the area with Acela and regional service from the Northeast Corridor.

Please make arrangements to be at the workshop at 11am and depart on Saturday morning.


Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center,
7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Booking link: The booking link is the “code” to make your reservations. 

Please anticipate staying on Friday evening at the hotel where Psi Upsilon has a hotel block (available till February date tbd). Other hotel chains are in the area as well.


Welcome & Remarks : Thomas Fox, Omicron ’00 (Executive Director Psi Upsilon Fraternity)
& Alexander Senchak, (Foundation Chair & President)

Executive Presence: Lance Miller, Epsilon Nu ’83

Leveraging your network of Influencers: Patrick Gilrane, Psi ’83

Topic forthcoming: Tyree P. Jones ESQ, Kappa ’82

Special Address: Dr. Barbara Hendrie, Kappa ’80 (2022 Hon. Fellow)


Lance Miller
Epsilon Nu ’80 (Michigan State)
An award-winning speaker and leadership and communication coach, Lance has spoken as a guest on over 150 television and talk radio shows and delivered over 5,000 presentations in more than 55 countries.

An award-winning speaker and leadership and communication coach, Lance has spoken as a guest on over 150 television and talk radio shows and delivered over 5,000 presentations in more than 55 countries. Lance brings a unique mix of talent and life experience to the podium. An avid traveler and adventurer, he has sailed transatlantic, cycled from St. Petersburg Russia to Olso, Norway, rafted whitewater rivers across the US and piloted his own aircraft hundreds of hours. He is an advocate of, and has worked on behalf of many, local & international humanitarian causes. Lessons of leadership, integrity, responsibility, and honesty are the hallmarks of his messages. Among his many accomplishments, in 2005, he emerged from a field of 30,000 contestants spanning 120 countries to earn the title of Toastmaster’s World Champion of Public Speaking.

Tyree P Jones, ESQ
Kappa ’82, (Bowdoin)
Tyree Jones Tyree chairs Reed Smith’s Global Labor and Employment Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a leading member of the Reed Smith’s global environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice. He is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes alleging civil rights violations in the consumer finance, employment, housing, and information management sectors. His national practice spans an array of industries including transportation, financial services, healthcare and defense contracting.

Tyree navigates clients through a labyrinth of equitable rights-related disputes, including predatory and fair lending issues, sexual and racial harassment matters as well as discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour and equal pay issues. He has successfully defended clients against alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the False Claims Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and their state law counterparts, particularly in California. He also has successfully defended employers in employment class actions and related litigation brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Tyree also negotiates executive compensation agreements and conducts due diligence on labor and employment issues connected with corporate transactions. With inequity, actual or perceived, presenting an existential threat to businesses in all sectors today, Tyree has been counseling clients on ESG issues and is part of Smith’s global environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice. This multi-disciplinary practice guides clients through the challenges posed by climate change, racial justice and other issues of inequity, and the impact of a global pandemic. Tyree particularly focuses on the effective management of human capital; diversity, equity and inclusion; the development of credible metrics to measure impact in this area and sustainability reporting. Active in his community, Tyree has served as the Board Chair of the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Society, Wiley Manuel Law Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Georgetown University; serving on its Audit Committee and as Chair of its Law Center Affairs Committee. Tyree also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College and is a member of Reed Smith’s Audit and Innovation and Strategy Committees.

Patrick Gilrane
Psi ’84, (Hamilton)
Long-serving Foundation board member and Psi chapter leader, Patrick Gilrane is a successful businessman and a master at leveraging your personal network to build stronger effective relationships. Patrick Gilrane is Chairman of the Senior Executive Advisors. Mr. Gilrane is a seasoned entrepreneur, CEO and operator. He founded the Wentworth Group in 2002, a private investment firm that targets investments in lower middle market consumer, industrial manufacturing and distribution companies. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Gilrane was an Executive Director of business development at Blyth Inc. [NYSE:BTH]. He is currently a board member of Antenum LLC and Northeast Battery and was previously a director of Limo Liner, Lancs Industries, Schultze Asset Management, Eclipse Candles Ltd. and Wax Lyrical Ltd. Mr. Gilrane is Chairman Emeritus Psi Upsilon International Foundation, Chairperson of the Affinity Group Career-Mentor Program at Hamilton College, and Board Member of the YPO Fairchester Gold Chapter. He earned his B.A. at Hamilton College and M.B.A. at Columbia Business School.



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Health and Safety Precautions:

The Psi Upsilon Foundation holds the health and safety of participants as a high priority for all activities. We will follow all local health guidelines as well as the requirements of the venue. We will outline these requirements to attendees closer to date.


Jonathan Chaffin, Dir of Member Engagement at jonathan@psiu.org of extension 104