Megan Van Petten with Van Petten Group, Inc.

Press Release: CEO of Chicago’s leading-edge AMC honored as one of the Top 5 Most Influential Women in Fantasy Sports

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CHICAGO, IL – 05/10/2017: Fantasy sports has always been considered a male-dominated field, but Association Director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and owner of Van Petten Group, one of the newest Association Management Companies (AMC), Megan Van Petten strives to do more than just invite women to join the field. Empowering women to follow their dreams, achieve their goals and break new boundaries has always been one of her biggest passions.

At Van Petten Group (VPG) we love helping associations tell their stories and grow. And that’s what Megan loved doing for the FSTA. Founded by one of Chicago’s female powerhouses, VPG is a full-service creative marketing and association management firm. Our in-house teams provide strategic and operational solutions that deliver results for associations of all sizes and backgrounds. VPG’s approach to managing associations is simple: people – processes – product. We understand that associations are more than just an organization. They’re a community.

“We are thrilled to be launching in Chicago, my home and the 2nd largest hub for AMCs”, says Founder and CEO of Van Petten Group, Megan Van Petten. “My desire to serve my community and dedication to creating sustainable strategic growth is already well known. It’s an honor to be recognized as an industry leader.”

Van Petten developed a love and understanding for sports growing up the only girl among several brothers, but she never joined a fantasy league. Instead, she became enamored with the community and comradery of the sport and saw an opportunity to help an industry find their voice. With 25 years of business development and association management behind her, Van Petten facilitated the explosive growth of the fantasy sports industry, including the merger and acquisition of their largest competitor.

Being recognized as one of the Top 5 Most Influential Women in Fantasy Sports is a huge honor to Megan, not just because of the industry’s success, but because of the example she hopes to set. Finding your footing in a male-dominated industry can be challenging, but Van Petten believes the key to success is the same for both men and women. “People are people. A board doesn’t intimidate me. Every member of it is just a person like you or me. Don’t get in your own way. It’s all inside your head. The industry is open, waiting for all men and women. Go, be one of them.”

Read full article: Women in Fantasy Sports: Megan Van Petten by the Huffington Post, Giana Pacinelli

Van Petten Group is a full-service association management company providing management services to trade associations, corporations, nonprofits, professional societies, and government institutions. To learn more about VPG please visit

For additional information, please contact:
Megan Van Petten
President & Founder, Van Petten Group, Inc.
[email protected]