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Women in Propane – Board Changes

Bottom Line: Women in Propane (WIP) appointed a new Executive Board and Committee Members at the Annual Meeting last week in Scottsdale, Ariz.  The 2023-2024 Women in Propane Executive Board consists of:

  • Paula Summers, Chair: Paula Summers is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Vision Financial Group, Inc. (VFG). VFG is an independent, family owned, equipment finance company. Paula is an NPGA member, SEPA member, Certified Lease Finance Professional, Co-Chair for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Women in Recycling Council, and a Board Member of the City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Bridget Piraino, Vice Chair: Bridget Piraino is a passionate advocate for the positive messaging and communications surrounding propane and for supporting women within the propane industry. As VP of Marketing and a core leadership team member at Anova, the remote tank monitoring solution provider, her work centers on promoting the digitalization of the propane industry. Piraino is spearheading the WIP webinar program and also serves as the digital technology partner of the LPG Talks Live webinar Program for the WLPGA.
  • Mandy Swanson of Amerigas as Treasurer
  • Tonya Crow of Growmark as Association Engagement Officer
  • Jennifer Jackson of Amerigas as Immediate Past Chair
  • Nancy Coop of Cetane Associates as Founding Chair

Other 2023-2024 Women in Propane Leaders include:

  • Natalie Peal (retired) as Board Advisor
  • Marci Gagnon of Qualpay and Jessica Sheehan-Balderston of Rural Computer Consultants as Co-Chair Programs & Events
  • Michelle Wilson of Boston Environmental and Whitney O’Toole of Amerigas as Co-Chair Membership
  • Lauren Clark of Bergquist as Manager Knowledge Exchange

We look forward to a successful term with all our new board and committee leaders. To stay up to date on Women in Propane’s latest activities, visit for more information.