February 24, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s Board of Directors elected two new members on January 29, 2014. We would like to welcome Dotti Bechtol and Maggie Schmotzer to our organization. PVGP chairman George Jacoby stated that “each of these women have been an important part of the Grand Prix’s recent success and we look forward to the contributions they can bring to the Board of Directors.”

Dotti BechtolDotti Bechtol

Dotti has been a vintage racer since 2003, competing in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and across the country. She is also the co-founder of the Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party, a popular event since 2006 that has raised over $150,000 for our charities.

Dotti joined Fragasso Financial Advisors in 2011, after serving as CEO of a local nonprofit.  Dotti is responsible for business development with organizations where there is trustee responsibility over fiduciary assets, such as foundations and endowments, board-directed funds, and defined benefit and contribution plans.  She works diligently to expand the firm’s recognition to those who may benefit from Fragasso’s caliber of investment management.

Dotti is chair of the Board of Governors for the Rivers Club and is a member of the board of directors for the Vintage Senior Center in East Liberty.  She is also co-chair of the Thomas Hershberger Scholarship Committee of Chatham University.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Chatham University, with a dual degree in economics and psychology. Dotti resides in O’Hara Township with her husband, John and has two grown children, Maralee and John.

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Maggie-SchmotzerMaggie Schmotzer

Maggie has chaired the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala for the Grand Prix since 2010, transforming it into one of Pittsburgh’s most popular formal events. Under her leadership the gala has netted more than $200,000 for our charities in just 4 years.

Maggie and her husband John, started Metropolitan Window Company in 1978. The business has grown to one of the leading Window, Door, and Siding Replacement Companies in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Maggie’s responsibilities involve: being an on-air spokesperson for TV, radio, and internet media ads, participating in the development of the company marketing and advertising strategies, as well as being a daily sales coordinator for Metropolitan Window Company.

Maggie is a member of and participated in various organizations including: the Women’s Junior League of Pittsburgh, the Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Chamber of Commerce (Past President and Vice President). She is the present Vintage Grand Prix of Pittsburgh Black Tie Gala Chair Person. She serves as a Providence Connections Advisory Council Member, participates in the Dollar Energy Fund through Metropolitan Windows, a Dapper Dan volunteer, and a active volunteer at her parish St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

Maggie is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Duquesne University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education, and holds a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Special Education.

Maggie resides in Whitehall Borough with her husband John were recently selected as one of Whirl Magazine’s 2014 Couples Who Make A Difference. They have four grown children, Melissa, John, Justin, and Megan.