MIDDLETON, Wis. – The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association announced today the results of its Board of Directors’ Executive Committee elections.
Stacie Stern, Government Affairs Director at FanDuel, has won election as the organization’s new Chair. Stern becomes the first woman to lead the FSGA in its 22-year history. She succeeds Paul Charchian, Co-Founder of Fanball, who served in the post for the past 12 years.
“It’s a privilege to serve as Chair of the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association,” said Stern. “I look forward to new responsibilities and challenges as our industry continues to grow momentum for legal, safe, mobile sports entertainment.
“On behalf of the Board and our entire industry, I’d like to thank Paul for his leadership and guidance over the past decade-plus.”
Charchian noted that Stern’s experience in the industry, combined with her insight into the intersection of government affairs and sports-tech entertainment, makes her an excellent fit to lead the FSGA’s member companies in the ever-changing gaming and sports entertainment industry.
The Board of Directors also elected the following individuals to Executive Committee positions:
· Vice Chair: Matthew Holt, President of U.S. Integrity
· Secretary: Howard Kamen, Director/Business Development at Gannett Media Corp./USA TODAY
· Treasurer: Brandon Loeschner, Partner, National Practice Leader/Gaming Services at RubinBrown LLP
More about Stacie Stern
Before joining FanDuel in 2017, Stern spent 15 years at Head2Head Sports where she held multiple managerial roles, including General Manager. She’s been on the FSGA Board of Directors since 2011, most recently serving on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair. She’s a member of the organization’s Government Affairs Committee and has chaired seven FSGA Conferences. Stern resides in Phoenix, Ariz., with her husband, two teenagers and dog, Charlie. She enjoys rooting for her hometown teams and competing in multiple fantasy sports leagues.
The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association is the only national organization representing the interests of fantasy sports and gaming companies. We are the voice for more than nearly 60 million fantasy sports players in the United States and Canada, and for the companies that provide services, news, information and competition to support this growing industry. Our members are sports and gaming enthusiasts, with companies that range from small startups to large media corporations. Our mission is to provide our members with essential research and data, networking opportunities and collective action to help them reach their potential. For more information, visit https://thefsga.org/.