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2024 LP Gas Rising Leaders

February 9, 2024 By     0 Comments

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The 2024 LP Gas Rising Leaders hold a wide range of roles and responsibilities, perspectives and leadership qualities, as they represent retail propane and propane supply; software and technology; and the national trade association.

2024 Rising Leaders

Connor Alexander, Global Gas

Kyle BaRoss, Quality Propane

Megan Carr, Paraco Gas

Jessica Johnson, National Propane Gas Association

Chris McGuire, Lakes Gas

Jessica Sheehan-Balderston, Rural Computer Consultants

What’s also evident is the unique path each of them took to their current position. Here’s a look at this year’s honorees:

⦁ Connor Alexander of Global Gas is one of two Rising Leaders this year who have followed their family’s path into propane. As business development manager for the propane supplier, he is providing customers with market insights and supply strategies to help them navigate a changing marketplace. Alexander also has immersed himself in the industry outside the company. Read his full profile here.

⦁ Kyle BaRoss of Quality Propane in Connecticut is a good example of a high school graduate following the trade school and apprenticeship route to propane. The young service technician, who drew high praise from his manager, hopes others will do the same. Read his full profile here.

⦁ Megan Carr of Paraco Gas was hooked on the impact of the propane industry when she joined from another industry nearly 10 years ago. Now, as director of logistics and business intelligence for Paraco, she says her mission is to help customers gain the peace of mind that propane can provide. Read her full profile here.

⦁ Jessica Johnson’s entry into propane came by way of the autogas market. A new position in 2024 has her advocating for propane across all markets as well as for members of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Read her full profile here.

⦁ Chris McGuire of Lakes Gas went from college straight into the propane industry and now finds himself enjoying a leadership opportunity, as a division manager, for one of the biggest family-owned propane retailers in the country. Read his full profile here.

⦁ Jessica Sheehan-Balderston of Rural Computer Consultants also has a family history in propane. Her opportunities emanated from her grandfather’s propane and natural gas business and her family’s vision to provide it with needed software and technology. She’s now among company leaders as the head of support. Read her full profile here.

LP Gas launched the Rising Leaders initiative in 2017 to recognize the propane industry’s best and brightest young leaders of today and share their visions for the future. They are selected by LP Gas editors and content creators following an open nomination period that runs through Oct. 31. View the entire list here.

LP Gas Rising Leaders session at the Propane Expo

LP Gas will host an educational session based on its Rising Leaders initiative at the NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. The session, called “Rising Up: The Propane Industry’s Next Generation of Leaders,” will feature a group of individuals ready to share their perspectives on key industry topics like technology, workforce recruitment and development, and propane industry opportunities and challenges. Join us April 5 from 9-10:15 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Propane Expo runs April 5-7. Visit npgaexpo.org for more information.


Nominate a future Rising Leader

Would you like to nominate a Rising Leader for recognition in a future edition of LP Gas? Email Editor in Chief Brian Richesson at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or fill out our Rising Leaders nomination form. Rising Leaders must be 39 years old or younger during the nomination period, which runs from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31. LP Gas honors the industry’s Rising Leaders annually in its February issue.

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About the Author:

Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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