About Us

Women in Propane established in 2012

Why our business council?

Women in Propane was established to provide positive opportunities for industry professionals—both women and men—to support the advancement and success of all employees in every scope of business operation and professional development. Founded by women, our mission today champions the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Women in Propane Council (WIP) was founded in 2012 as a business council of the National Propane Gas Association. The council is governed by an executive board of industry leaders that has adopted by-laws that define the organizational structure and opportunity for membership and involvement.

Who belongs to Women in Propane?

WIP gathers industry professionals—both women and men—from employees of family-owned, regional, and multistate firms, including business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate officers, staff members and managers at all levels within company operations.

Meet our executive board

Executive board members are volunteer industry leaders from across the country.

paula summersPaula Summers
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whitney o'tooleWhitney O’Toole
Vice Chair
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mandy swansonMandy Swanson
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tonya crowTonya Crow
Association Officer
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jennifer jacksonJennifer Jackson
Immediate Past Chair
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nancy coopNancy Coop
Founding Chair
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How WIP makes a difference

With access to the council available to all industry members, WIP strives to help employees improve their daily work life, contributions, and professionalism. Members of WIP gain career advancement and improved performance through proven development programs. Become a member today!

How WIP supports your success

WIP raises awareness of the value of diverse workplaces across the industry. Our diverse workforce gains real-life expertise through innovative trainings like the internationally acclaimed DISC Profile and smart seminars presented by experts. A software-powered mentoring network matches mentors and mentees for personalized progress in reaching goals. Networking with influencers is a key component in successful personal and professional growth.

Qualities that Define WIP

  • founded by women for the benefit of ALL propane employees
  • opportunities for ALL to engage in training
  • networking events to meet influencers in person
  • volunteer leaders undertake projects to promote WIP’s mission
  • national outreach—state associations have representation & programming
  • we understand the challenges women and other diverse employees face in the workplace

WIP is an official business council of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
WIP is a national chapter of the World LPG Association
WIP has alliances with state and regional propane associations across the U.S.


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