FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FANTASY SPORTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
INAUGURAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 28, 2006 - Washington, DC - The recently created Fantasy Sports Association (FSA), a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of fantasy sports, is proud to introduce its inaugural Board of Directors. Clay Walker, senior vice president of PLAYERS INC, the marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, will serve as Chairman.
"The Fantasy Sports Association's inaugural Board of Directors is a talented collection of industry veterans who have pioneered the success of fantasy sports," said Walker. "The FSA will leverage the Board's extensive knowledge and expertise to promote the industry and cultivate excitement from organizations wishing to capitalize on the tremendous potential of fantasy sports."
The Fantasy Sports Association Board of Directors includes:
Steve Byrd, Executive Vice President, STATS LLC
Barry Dorf, Producer of EA Sports Fantasy Football, Electronic Arts
Kenny Gersh, Vice President of Business Development, SportsLine.com, Inc.
Jeff Gerttula, General Manager of Fantasy Games, The Sporting News
Josh Goodstadt, Assistant Vice President of Multimedia and Interactive, PLAYERS INC
Kevin Gralen, President, Head2Head Sports LLC
Emil Kadlec, President, Fantasy Sports Championships, Inc. (WCOFF)
David Katz, Head of Sports & Entertainment, Yahoo! Inc
Mike Kerns, Founder, Pro Trade, Inc.
Joe Nahra, Staff Counsel, PLAYERS INC
Craig Peters, Vice President of Business Development, Fox Sports Interactive Media
Rob Phythian, President, Fanball Acquisitions, LLC
Ross Schaufelberger, General Manager of AOL Sports, America Online, Inc.
Clay Walker, Senior Vice President, PLAYERS INC
About Fantasy Sports Association:
Formed in 2006, the Fantasy Sports Association (FSA) is a trade association developed to promote the fantasy sports industry while simultaneously providing strategic advice and consultation to its members and to other organizations interested in leveraging and gaining value from fantasy sports. FSA focuses on increasing the economic value of fantasy sports, growing the number of participants, sponsors and products, conducting industry research, operating conferences and advocating/lobbying for the industry when necessary.