IPGA transitions association management

June 6, 2018 By    

The Indiana Propane Gas Association (IPGA) is transitioning its association management responsibilities to Kindsvatter, Dalling & Associates (KDA), a strategic initiative, governmental relations and association management firm in Lansing, Michigan.

The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) has undertaken IPGA’s management responsibilities for the past 18 years. The groups hope to complete the transition effective July 1. Matt Solak, senior vice president at KDA, will serve as the new IPGA executive director. Current regulatory and legislative affairs director Brad Baughn will remain in that post.

“With IPCA looking to focus on other opportunities to bolster their membership, it was just the right timing for everyone to come together and make this change happen,” says Mike Hayden, IPGA treasurer. “Having Brad Baughn remain as our lead person in Indianapolis for legislative and regulatory matters will make the transition even easier. We are just thrilled for what the future holds for IPGA.”

KDA currently manages both the Michigan Propane Gas Association and the Ohio Propane Gas Association. Because the company already manages these associations, it made sense to work with Indiana as well, Solak says.

KDA has proposed the following association management staff for IPGA:

  • Matt Solak – Executive director
  • Derek Dalling – Deputy executive director
  • Sara McCallum – Event and meeting planning director
  • Denise Stone – Financial services and accounting
  • Matthew Lantzy – Membership and database coordinator
  • Trina Miller – Administrative assistant and special projects
  • Melissa Travis – Graphic designer

“It has been a tremendous honor to represent the propane industry in Indiana,” says Scot Imus, IPCA executive director. “We leave them in great hands with the professionals of KDA. This is a successful outcome for all involved.”

About the Author:

Clara Richter was a managing editor at LP Gas magazine.

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