A Propane Personality: Ferrellgas’ Nancy Coop

September 17, 2018 By    
Headshot: Nancy Coop. Photo courtesy of Nancy Coop.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Coop.

Nancy Coop. Business Development Executive, Ferrellgas


Corona del Mar High School (California)

Occidental College (California)

Propane Industry Experience


Owner / president


Women in Propane Council

Founding chair


Business development executive

Working with Ferrellgas

“At Ferrellgas, I serve a dual role of helping the company in its acquisitions efforts and participating in industry initiatives to promote broad success. As acquisitions are a key strategy for our company’s continued growth, I enjoy connecting with company owners across the western states. Having experienced the sale of JARCO in 2010, I relate closely with the sellers’ concerns.”

Getting Started

“My dad, Casey Jarvis, put me to work at his bobtail-building company, JARCO, when he was 80 years old. An engineer, innovator and prince of a guy, he finally stepped aside and I came on board as owner and president of a nationwide company founded in 1959.”

Coop relates closely with sellers’ concerns. Photo courtesy of Nancy Coop

Coop relates closely with sellers’ concerns. Photo courtesy of Nancy Coop

Supporting female leadership

“I’ve held several leadership roles in industry relations on state and national levels, but I put [the creation] of the Women in Propane Council at the top of the list. Introducing a culture of learning, coaching and mentoring has positively affected many careers and companies and has made our industry more attractive to job seekers. An industry that supports women’s advancement is one that shows promise for a robust future.”

Best advice you’ve ever received

“Always be learning and asking questions.”


“My avocation is learning powerful ways to develop the next generation of leaders using successful training and mentoring programs. Outside of work I enjoy connecting with my six grandkids, creating art, traveling far and wide, and occasionally dragging my golf clubs to the course.”

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About the Author:

Joe McCarthy was an associate editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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