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Committees

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FSTA Committees

Each FSTA committee focuses on a unique aspect of one of the many benefits offered to members. These committees work hard to bring our members the most current, cutting-edge, and up-to-date information possible. As one of many great ways to get involved with the FSTA, our committees are always looking for new, innovative, and thought-provoking ideas. Consider joining one and learn more about how they are giving back to our community below.

Committee Requirements:
Members of each committee must be active members and be in good standing.

Committee Appointments:
FSTA committee members are appointed by the President. Committees generally meet monthly via telephone and biannually at FSTA’s Winter and Summer Conferences to accomplish tasks at hand. To join a committee, please contact us at membership@fsta.org.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for working in support of, or between board meetings and in an emergency in place of, the full board.

Members:
Paul Charchian, President
Peter Schoenke, Chairman
Howard Kamen, Secretary
Brandon Loeschner, Treasurer
Stacie Stern, Executive Vice President

Awards and Research Committee

The Research Committee provides insights, guidance and expertise in the formulation and implementation of a multi-year strategic research agenda. It also is involved in the organization and operations of our annual Industry Awards. The committee works to identify critical issues in the changing fantasy sports environment and identifies research opportunities to develop and promote industry success. The committee is focused on enhancing the fantasy sports profession through contribution of high value content to the industry. This committee also acts as liaison to FSTA Board of Directors on research issues.

Chair:
Nando Di Fino

Members:
Tracy Hankin
Adam Wexler

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee serves as a resource to help create the best annual conference and regional workshops by providing insight and training and coordinating the resources necessary to accomplish these goals.

Chair:
Stacie Stern

Members:
Paul Charchian
Tim Ehlert
Griffin Finan
Tracy Hankin
Howard Kamen
Brandon Loeschner
Digger Turnbull
Kevin Vela
Adam Wexler

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, contingency planning, investment policy, reserve policy, and financial effect of employee benefits. The committee prepares monthly reports to the Executive Committees and assists other committees and staff.

Chair:
Brandon Loeschner

Legal Committee

The Legal Committee sets priorities on handling issues that uniquely affect fantasy sports players and companies and recommends broad policy direction to the board of directors.

Chair:
Thomas Knapp

Members:
Griffin Finan
Kevin Vela

Legislative Affairs Committee

The Legislative Affairs Committee provides oversight for all matters of FSTA that relate to government, particularly at the federal level. The committee sets priorities on handling issues that uniquely affect fantasy sports players and companies and recommends broad policy direction to the board of directors.

Chair:
Peter Schoenke

Members:
Jay Correia
Tim Ehlert
Griffin Finan
Jeremy Levine
Kevin Vela

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee personally engage current and potential members of FSTA. They serve as a resource and sounding board to FSTA’s membership staff on the development of strategy and campaigns. Through this engagement, the Membership Committee creates a sense of community—face-to-face and virtually—that enhances the membership & web experience and strengthens the organization.

Chair:
Guy Lake

Members:
Paul Charchian
Scott Kaufman-Ross
Stacie Stern
Digger Turnbull

PR Committee

The PR Committee oversees getting the word out about FSTA and its value to the business community through conversations, written or verbal, with opinion leaders, news media, customer and community networks. Success is measured for the organization through awareness, increased membership and conference attendance, and communication with our members, sponsors, and supporters.

Chair:
Howard Kamen

Web Committee

The Web Committee personally engage current and potential members of FSTA. Through virtual as well as face-to-face engagement, the Web Committee creates a sense of community that enhances the web experience and strengthens the organization.

Chair:
Jay Correia

Members:
Tim Ehlert