Register by emailing Lane Velayo, CAE at [email protected]

On behalf of Synergos AMC and facilitator partners Patrick Jessee, J.D., CAE and Dawn Weise, Ph.D. we’re pleased to invite you to this Fraternity Mastermind group. Hosted June 15-17, this small event is focused on a mix of structured presentation and facilitated discussion designed to help Fraternity and Sorority CEOs with some of the unique issues facing individuals in that ‘chair’.  Formal presentations by our facilitators and guests will be mixed with cohort time which is meant to provide you, the CEO, an opportunity to get confidential insight from your peers in the profession.

This event is open to Fraternity and Sorority CEOs and only one individual is invited per organization.  All attendees will be asked to sign an understanding of confidentiality as a way of ensuring that conversations can be candid and held private.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Visit Jacksonville, the cost to each attendee is only $550 and includes 3 nights of hotel, registration and associated events.  Your only additional costs will be travel and personal incidentals.  Please note that while this will be a great opportunity to experience this city, we are being mindful that this won’t be an overt ‘sales pitch’.  An optional tour will be available, but our first priority is the program and the experience with you our CEO attendees.

When: June 15-17, 2021
Where: Omni Jacksonville (and other locations).  Jacksonville, FL
Cost: $550 includes registration, hotel accommodations (up to 3 nights), meals and events associated with the agenda.

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday June 15
3 pm  Welcome & Introductions
3:30 pm Session I
4:30 pm Cohort I
6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday June 16
9:30 am Session II
10:30 am Session III
12 pm Lunch
1:30 pm facilitated cohort discussions
6:00 pm Dinner

Thursday June 17
9:30 am Session IV
10:30 am Session V
12 pm Lunch
1 pm facilitated cohort discussions
2 pm Wrap up

Optional events
3 pm Experience Jacksonville Field Trips
6 pm Dinner

Friday June 18

Fly out, extend stay if you'd like (on your own)

To register or should you have any questions, simply email Lane Velayo at [email protected].  You will receive an invoice from Synergos AMC that can then be paid by credit card or check.

Facilitator Partners

Dawn Wiese, Ph.D.

A strategist, researcher, and litigation/defense expert, Dawn Wiese has spent 30 years working in higher education with a particular interest in advocating for the fraternal experience on campuses. Dr. Wiese has presented extensively and published more than 20 articles or chapters on topics ranging from fraternity and sorority life to Title IX to alcohol and other drugs in higher education.  A former vice president for student affairs and founder of the management consulting firm, Plaid, Dr. Wiese completed her bachelor's and master’s degrees at Virginia Tech, her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a member of Tri Delta Fraternity.  In addition to her professional work, Dr. Wiese serves as Chair of Girl Scouts Virginia Skyline Council, Board member/Secretary of Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center in Lexington, Virginia, Co-Chair for Kenyon College Parents’ Council, a member of the Board of Directors for Virginia’s Lewis & Clark Legacy Trail (representing Rockbridge County, Virginia), and has worked on both presidential and gubernatorial campaigns in higher education policy.  Most importantly, Dr. Wiese describes herself as devoted to her husband, Larry (Kappa Alpha Order), and to her daughter, Jillian (Alpha Sigma Tau), a rising senior at Kenyon College. 

Patrick F. Jessee, JD, CAE

Patrick F. Jessee, JD, CAE has extensive nonprofit and for profit experience as a C-Suite executive, board leader, and attorney. A former corporate lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C., Patrick has served the Greek community for nearly a decade, including serving as CEO of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity & Foundation, in various leadership roles on the NIC Governing Council, on the board of directors of the Fraternal Risk Management Trust, as a lead researcher and advocate for the community’s Constitutional right to freedom of association, and most recently as co-founder, COO & General Counsel of Lumatic Imagery, a technology company supporting the positive imagery of Greek life.  Patrick received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School.  In addition to his professional engagements, Patrick serves as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, as a board member of the Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee, The District Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Metal Forming Industries (an international manufacturing company). Patrick finds value in supporting companies in navigating strategy and governance, and aligning both with daily operations to ensure accountability, execution, and overall operational excellence.