Pittsburgh, Jan. 10, 2012 – Fragasso Financial Advisors has hired Dotti Bechtol as Fiduciary Asset Business Development Officer. She is responsible for developing and cultivating new relationships with nonprofit foundations and endowments that can benefit from the firm’s investment management and fiduciary consulting.
Bechtol brings deep operations and management experience to Fragasso Financial Advisors. She held executive positions at Levinson Steel Company and Industrial Steel Construction, Inc. before becoming executive director of Health Hope Network (formerly Visiting Nurse Foundation), a nonprofit organization that provided healthcare services to residents of Allegheny and surrounding counties.
“Our hiring of Dotti underscores our commitment to the nonprofit community,” said Fragasso Financial Advisors Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Fragasso. “Nonprofit foundations are integral to the fabric of our community, and in today’s economic environment, many of them must rely on their endowment because of fewer donations. For us, being able to meet their investment management needs is more than smart business – it’s the right thing to do.
“Throughout Dotti’s career as a professional and a volunteer, she has gained an invaluable understanding and appreciation of the importance of prudent financial management of nonprofit organizations. In addition to a strong network and solid business acumen, Dotti brings a commitment to client satisfaction that fits perfectly with our culture. We’re very excited to have her on board.”
Bechtol serves on the board of governors for the Rivers Club and the advisory board for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. She previously served on the visibility and marketing committee for Chatham University and was a member of the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from Chatham University. Bechtol lives in O’Hara Township with her husband John and has two adult children, Maralee and John. Maralee and her husband, Shawn, have one daughter, Maya.
“Fragasso Financial Advisors is a well respected wealth management firm in Western Pennsylvania with 40 years of experience serving its clients,” Bechtol said. “I am thrilled to be associated with this company.”
About Fragasso Financial Advisors
Fragasso Financial Advisors is an independent, fee-based investment management and planning firm located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded nearly 40 years ago, the firm today has approximately $750 million in assets under management. Fragasso Financial Advisor’s investment management and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit www.fragassoadvisors.com for more information.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Investment Holdings Inc., is an independent broker-dealer. LPL Financial and its affiliates offer proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to over 12,400 independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions. Additionally, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,000 financial advisors who are affiliated and licensed with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have over 2,500 employees with employees and offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.
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