Stacie Stern elected to Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame 

By Will Mossa,    Uncategorized

June 26, 2024 
Contact: Will Mossa   

Stacie Stern elected to Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame 
Landmark induction ceremony for first female honoree to take place July 23 at 
Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association’s Summer Conference in Boston.

MIDDLETON, Wis. – The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) announced today the election of Stacie Stern to the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame. 

The pioneering Stern, whose long career in the industry is filled with firsts, fittingly becomes the Hall of Fame’s first female honoree.   

Stern is renowned for her tireless efforts to formally legalize fantasy sports and gaming in states across the U.S. – first, with FanDuel where she served as Government Affairs Director and, more recently, as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Partnerships at Underdog Sports. 

During this decade-long period of her career, Stern has also been a member of the FSGA’s Board of Directors and served as its Chair from 2020-2023 – both firsts for a female in the industry. 

“Nobody has had more legislative victories than Stacie Stern,” said former FSGA Chair and current Hall of Fame Committee Chair Paul Charchian. “Through her work, Stacie has walked the tightrope of representing the needs of small, medium, and large fantasy operators. And her three years at the helm of FSGA helped reinvent the organization as a blend of fantasy sports and legalized gaming.” 

“I’m overjoyed to not only be recognized by the FSGA, but to also become the first female inductee into the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame,” said Stern. “It’s a tremendous honor to be included amongst such an illustrious group of Hall of Fame members who have created a path and contributed to the advancement of fantasy sports.” 

Stern got her start in the industry at Head2Head Sports, where she worked for over 15 years as its General Manager and Marketing Director. It was there that she made a name for herself as an industry leader and picked up a moniker that has stuck with her all these years later, “The First Lady of Fantasy Sports.” 

FSGA Chair Brandon Loeschner said, “I’m very excited for Stacie to receive this honor. She has and continues to inspire so many to engage with the sports they love through games of skill and betting. I foresee a whole new generation of young women entering the industry because of Stacie’s fearlessness in blazing her own trail.” 

Stern becomes the 26th member of the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame, joining previous honorees Ian Allan, Greg Ambrosius, Kevin Austin, John Benson, Matthew Berry, Joe Bryant, Charchian, Cliff Charpentier, Steve Cohen, Glenn Colton, John Dewan, Mike Hall, John Hunt, Bill James, Emil Kadlec, Lawr Michaels, Daniel Okrent, Peter Pezaris, Rob Phythian, Peter Schoenke, Ron Shandler, Glen Waggoner, Charlie Wiegert, Bill Winkenbach and Rick Wolf. 

Her induction ceremony will take place July 23 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston, as part of the FSGA Summer Conference. Register for the conference and review the agenda at  

About FSGA 
The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association is the only national organization representing the interests of fantasy sports and gaming companies. We are the voice for over 80 million fantasy sports players in the United States and Canada, and for the companies that provide services, news, information, and competition to support these growing industries. 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