Generation Dayton Featured Professional
- Steve VanGorder
- General Sales Manager
- Jeff Schmitt Autogroup
- Community Involvement (groups, clubs, boards, etc.):
- I am involved with the "Dancing with the Stars" event benefiting Habitat for Humanity, an "honoree" at the inaugural Dayton Stars event benefiting Cystic Fibrosis and I was a "model" for the annual Red Cross "Putting on the Glitz" fundraiser.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Reading, Running, and pretty much anything sports related.
I really enjoy my job, which involves training and coaching people on how to achieve their goals and dreams through the automotive industry. I enjoy playing softball and flag football when time permits. I work out 3 days a week and find it’s my best stress relief.
- Favorite Area Eatery:
- My absolute favorite thing to do is eat. Some of my favorite places to eat out are The Oakwood Club, Carvers, Giovanni’s Pizza in Fairborn and Flying Tiger in Fairborn.
- Favorite Weekend Activity:
- My favorite places in Dayton are the Fraze Pavilion, The Greene, Dayton Dragons games, entertainment at the Schuster Center and all of the excellent car dealerships in the area!!!
- How has Generation Dayton aided your professional, personal and/or social development?
- Generation Dayton has introduced me to some of the sharpest young professionals; not only in the area, but that I have ever met. I believe that surrounding myself with the Generation Dayton team has positively energized me and made me more focused on my own profession.
- Tell us a little more about your profession and company...
- I am the General Sales Manager for the Jeff Schmitt Autogroup. I am responsible for all sales operations for Jeff Schmitt Nissan, Jeff Schmitt Mazda, Jeff Schmitt Chevrolet, Jeff Schmitt Cadillac and Jeff Schmitt Mitsubishi located in Fairborn and Beavercreek.