Psi Upsilon Fraternity
3003 E. 96th Street | Indianapolis, IN 46240
317.571.1833 | Intl_ofc@psiu.org
International Office Staff
Thomas J. Fox, Executive Director
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Tom has been a member of the International Office since his graduation from the University of Illinois in 2000, becoming executive director in August 2012. As Psi Upsilon’s executive director, Tom manages the services provided to Psi Upsilon’s undergraduate chapters and expansion groups. He plans, organizes and facilitates undergraduate officer academies, the Leadership Institute and Convention, and administers the risk management and insurance programs. Additionally, he acts as a liaison to campus student affairs personnel and consults with alumni on issues facing the undergraduate chapters.
Originally from North Aurora, Illinois, Tom graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences in economics and a minor in cinema studies. He is loyal to the Chicago sports teams he grew up with: the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks and is even happy for the White Sox and the south side when they win. He enjoys hiking, photography and visiting state and national parks when he finds the time.
Jonathan M. Chaffin, Director of Member Engagement – Psi Upsilon Foundation
Jonathan joined Psi Upsilon in 2000 at Georgia Tech and is a marketing and communications professional with deep roots in story-telling, community-building, communications, branding, and online and social media marketing channels. He comes to the Foundation after 15+ years as an online and e-content designer for The Home Depot and Autotrader.com. He has served Psi U in various capacities including as a staff intern, president and board member of the Psi Upsilon Society of Georgia, designing coats of arms for several chapters, and serving as the Fraternity Heraldry Chairman. Jonathan lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
Jonathan deeply believes that Psi U exists to support its members from the beginning of their life’s journey to the end. He is perpetually excited by new ways members can connect, support each other, and strive to strengthen our bonds. He is enthusiastic about creating new memories and shared identity and helping other brothers do the same.
Ashley Stein, Director of Member Services
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Ashley graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Psychology. She has enjoyed a varied career in administration, teaching, and working with animals. Her hometown is Fishers, Indiana, but she enjoys the challenge of living in other countries. In her spare time, she likes to knit, play DnD, and watch bad reality TV.
Ashley will be splitting her time collecting membership rosters, reports, and handling the Accounts Receivable of the fraternity with individual chapters as well as coaching alumni association through utilizing our online database MemberPlanet.
Stephan Oechsle, Director of Chapter Services
Stephen “Steve” Oechsle, pronounced Exlee, comes to the Psi Upsilon staff with a background in higher education, fraternal volunteerism, and public administration. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, joining at their Ohio University Chapter where he earned a Bachelors in Secondary Education and a Masters in College Student Personnel. Since then, he has worked at Ohio University, Maynard, MA public schools, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Ohio Municipal Court System. In addition to his professional work Stephan brings extensive student and alumni leadership experience in his own organization to our team. Stephan’s long history of student and organization support will be brought to bear to, develop, coordinate, and direct the services the International Fraternity provides to its collegiate chapters.
Originally from a dairy farming family in rural western Ohio, Stephan along with his wife Crystal, daughter Kensley, an Irish Wolfhound (Oliver) and a Great Dane (Odin), now call Perrysburg, Ohio home. After living in Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Akron, the Oechsle team is excited about putting down roots as Crystal settles into her professorship at Bowling Green State University, including extending her own involvement in Greek Life as a long-time volunteer with Delta Gamma. The household is committed to the shared values and vision of the Greek community and excited to share Stephan with Psi Upsilon!
Tara Storm, Donor Relations Manager – Psi Upsilon Foundation
Tara joins the Psi Upsilon staff after 14 years experience in direct sales, sales management, and marketing, rising from Sales Manager to Area Sales Leader for Marriott International in both Indiana and Southwest Florida. She graduated from Purdue University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management in ‘06.
Tara is excited to start this new endeavor and grow with the organization. She will work with the Foundation President and staff as a Donor Relations Associate to coordinate media related items, support relationship development/engagement, and build outreach strategies. The outreach and stewardship efforts will be on a large scale through direct mail and email as well as personal engagement of our brothers through phone calls.
Tara originally hails from North New Jersey, and loves to cheer on the Yankees. As a sports fan in general, she enjoys watching college football and basketball (Boiler Up!). Tara loves to travel with her two kids and explore new cities, especially the food scene!
Bethann Taylor, Director of Administration – Psi Upsilon Foundation
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Bethann studied languages and international law at Hope College. She comes to her role as Director of Administration from a successful 33 year career in hospitality management. In 2016, she shifted careers into human resources management and executive administrative support.
As Director of Administration she manages administrative staff, guides operating methods, disburses funds to programs, monitoring budgets, improves information systems, oversees human resources requirements, updates the Board and Executive Council, analyzes financial data, and develops operating procedures and policies for the programs of Psi Upsilon. She also works to streamline operations, ensure that administrative functions run smoothly, eliminate wastage, and improve the Psi Upsilons organization’s financial standing through accurate expenditure monitoring and budget forecasting.
Bethann enjoys engaging with all who reach out to her via phone or email, and says her favorite part of the job is getting to know all the Psi Upsilon brothers she has come in contact with during the course of her days on the job. Bethann is especially happy to work closely with the wonderful volunteer Board of Directors, whose amazing leadership and selfless duty to the Psi Upsilon set a standard of excellence. For recreation, she enjoys reading, travelling, and sports.