May 2020 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association has added four new members to their Board of Directors this year. The board, chaired by James Dolan, oversees the operations of the nation’s largest vintage race event. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix started in 1983 as a single-day event and has grown to a 10-day motorsport festival. We welcome these four fine individuals to the organization.
Guy Costa recently retired from the City of Pittsburgh as their Chief Operations Officer. His retirement came after being employed for 40 years by the City and Allegheny County. He formerly served on the Pittsburgh P3R Marathon and Three Rivers Regatta Boards and he oversaw the operations for the City of Pittsburgh’s Great Race.
Guy is no stranger to the Vintage Grand Prix, his involvement dates back to the first Grand Prix while he was employed by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works, each summer his job as their Operations Manager was to install fencing around the Schenley Park Grand Prix course.
When he went from the County over to the City and became the City’s Director of Public Works, as Public Works Director Guy allowed and worked with crews to assist the Grand Prix staff by providing services, supplies and manpower to the Grand Prix and each year Guy would show up during the Grand Prix to volunteer.
Guy resides in Squirrel Hill doors away from Schenley Park, each year he, his family and neighbors look forward to the Grand Prix.
Tom is a third-generation owner of Rohrich Automotive Group with brother David. Tom’s grandfather Charlie started in the horse-less carriage business in 1920. He founded Rohrich Cadillac in 1938 and Tom’s father Jim joined the dealership by 1955. He is a collector and owner of several antique Cadillacs.
Current board member of the Rotary District 7305 Foundation and board member of the Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship. Past President and current board member of the Greater Pittsburgh Dealer Association (GPADA). Current board member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA). State Chairman for the western PA of the National Auto Dealers Association PAC (NADA). Currently one of 10 Cadillac dealers on Cadillac National Dealer Council representing over 900 Cadillac dealers in the US with Cadillac leadership.
A. William (Bill) Schenck III
Prior to co-founding TriState Capital Bank, Bill Schenck was Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking, appointed by Governor Rendell in January 2003. In that capacity, Bill led the state Banking Department, supervising Pennsylvania state-chartered banks, non-depository trust companies, savings and loan associations, and credit unions.
Bill has spent more than 30 years working in the banking industry beginning with PNC Bank, where he rose through the ranks to the position of executive vice president in charge of consumer and small business banking. Bill then served as vice chairman of Great Western Financial Corporation, Chatsworth, Calif., a $43 billion financial services company. He was then chairman and chief executive officer of Fleet Mortgage Group, Inc., Columbia, S.C., one of the top-five mortgage companies in the U.S.
As a long-standing member of the Western Pennsylvania community, Bill has been on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations.
Christopher Zappa was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Chris has been involved and passionate about the PVGP from birth. Chris started with spectating at the very first Vintage Grand Prix to later being involved with the car shows and finally being able to participate on the racing side. He also serves on the PVGP Competition Committee.
Professionally, Christopher has been in the Insurance industry since 2007 and is a Partner at Health Benefit Services, LLC which specializes in Medicare and individual health insurance. He’s been married to his wife Lauren since 2014, they have two boys, Luca and Leo, and a dachshund named Enzo.
They join board members: James Dolan – Chairman, Dotti Bechtol – Treasurer, Louis DePaul – Secretary, Dr. Dwight Heron, John Putzier and Gigi Saladna. The PVGP would also like to thank retiring member and former chairman George Jacoby for his 26 years of leadership and service and Stan Geier who retired from the board after serving for 12 years of tremendous service.
Contact PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco with any questions or requests at 412 559-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org