Episode: #21 January 26th,2024
Title: Tamria Zertuche, the CEO of Ferrellgas
Description: Tamria Zertuche, the CEO of Ferrellgas, discusses when she became a leader and how she practices at that every day. We hope you enjoy this insightful episode.
Date:January 26th 2024
Episode: #20 December 1st,2023
Title: Colin-Sueyres, the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association.
Description: Colin Sueyres, the President and CEO of the Western Propane Gas Association. He talks about his views on leadership and how leading from the front can encourage a team to achieve the best results.
Date:December 1st,2023
Episode: #19 October 20th,2023
Title: Todd Mouw, executive vice president at ROUSH CleanTech
Description: Todd Mouw, executive vice president at ROUSH CleanTech
, a propane fuel system manufacturer, joins us this week to talk about trust and leadership. Tune in to hear his inspirational story about the rearview mirror and a windshield.
Date:October 20th,2023
Episode: #18 September 29th,2023
Title: John Pena, the director of education at the North Carolina Technical Education Center
Description: John Penan, the director of education at the North Carolina Technical Education Center
Our guest, John Pena, the director of education at the North Carolina Technical Education Center, has been a leader his entire life. Hear what he has to say about his military background and how he has been able to translate that to NC Tech. You won’t want to miss this riveting episode!
Date:September 29th,2023
Episode: #17 September 8th,2023
Title: Paula Summers, The Chair of Women in Propane & Sales & Strategic Partnerships of Civista Leasing & Finance
Description: Steph Hennen, Marketing Manager at Lakes Gas.
The Chair of Women in Propane, Paula Summers, CLFP, joins us this week to talk about the difference between management and leadership and the ways to truly make a difference at an organization. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! 😊

Date:September 8th,2023

Episode: #16 August 18th,2023
Title: Steph Hennen, Marketing Manager at Lakes Gas
Description: Steph Hennen, Marketing Manager at Lakes Gas.
This weeks’ guest is well known in the industry and a Women in Propane member herself. Steph Hennen, Marketing Manager at Lakes Gas, gives her perspective on leadership and how the 30 under 30 has helped her career. 😊

Date:August 18th,2023

Episode: #15 July 28th,2023
Title: Laurie Irish Jones, the third generation owner of Irish Propane
Description: Irish Jones, CEO of Irish Propane & Irish Carbonic located in Buffalo, President at New York State Propane and Gas Associaton
. In this insightful podcast, she shares her unique perspective on how to make a company last beyond your own legacy.. You won’t want to miss this episode! 😊

Date:July 28th,2023

Episode: #14 July 7th,2023
Title: Jennifer Jackson- Director of Territory Operations at AmeriGas
Description:Jennifer Jackson- Director of Territory Operations at AmeriGas, joins us this week to share her 20 years of experience and how she has changed her leadership style for leading her team. You won’t want to miss this episode! 😊

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Date:July 7th,2023

Episode: #13 June 16,2023
Title: Lauren Clark, president of Bergquist
Description:Lauren Clark, president of Bergquist, joins us this week to talk about taking over the family business and how she adjusted to her leadership role. You won’t want to miss this episode! 😊

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Date:June 16,2023

Episode: #12 May 26,2023
Title: Brian Sheehan – Founder and CEO of Rural Computer Consultants
Description:Brian Sheehan, founder of Rural Computer Consultants (RCC), joins us this week to talk about how his leadership style and how to overcome roadblocks in the workplace. You won’t want to miss this episode! 😊

Date:May 26,2023

Episode: #11 May 5,2023
Title: Christina Grabo / Director of Sales at Blue Star Gas
Description: Christina Grabo, Director of Sales at Blue Star Gas, joins us this week to talk about the primary responsibility of a leader and who the most impactful leader in her life is. Happy listening!

Date:May 5,2023

Episode: #10 April 14,2023
Title: Michelle Bimson-Maggi / Vice President of Law at Amerigas
Description: Michelle Bimson-Maggi, Vice President of Law at Amerigas, joins us this week to talk about how her definition of leadership has changed over the past few years and the role her children play in workplace conversations. You won’t want to miss this dynamic episode!

Date:April 14,2023

Episode: #9 March 24,2023
Title: Christina Armentano / Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Paraco Gas Corporation Gas
Description: Christina Armentano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Paraco Gas Corporation Gas, joins us this week to talk about what mentorship means to her and how her family has both inspired and shaped her actions in the workplace. Enjoy the episode!

Date:March 24,2023

Episode: #8 March 03,2023
Title: Dr. Rebecca Boudreaux / President & CEO of Oberon Fuels
Description: Dr. Rebecca Boudreaux, President & CEO of Oberon Fuels, joins us this week to what leadership means to her and how they restructured their organization over the past three years to allow for a fully remote workforce. Learn what worked and what didn’t for Oberon. Happy listening!

Date:March 3,2023

Episode: #7 February 10,2023
Title: Casey Cramton / President and CEO of Dead River Company
Description: Casey Crampton, President & CEO of Dead River Company out of Maine, joins us this week to talk about what leadership means to him and why people are the most important part of any organization. He also dives into the core values he helped set for the company and how those made an impact on the team. Happy listening! 😊

Date:February 10,2023

Episode: #6 January 20,2023
Title: Mike Rutherford / President at Rutherford Equipment
Description: Mike Rutherford / President at Rutherford Equipment. He talks about the importance of trust in leadership.

Date: January 6,2023

Episode: #5 January 6,2023
Title: Dan Richardson / President and CEO of Conger LP Gas out of Georgia
Description: Dan Richardson, President and CEO of Conger LP Gas out of Georgia. He talks about how true leaders succeed – by surrounding themselves with the best people.

Date: January 6,2023

Episode: #4 Dec 16,2022
Title: Stephen Kaminski / President and CEO at National Propane Gas Association
Description: Stephen Kaminski, President and CEO at National Propane Gas Association, joins us for a chat on leadership.

Date: Dec 16,2022

Episode: #3 Dec 2,2022
Title: Jennifer Jarboe / Senior Vice President of Human Resources at ThompsonGas
Description: Jennifer Jarboe, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at ThompsonGas, join us. Jennifer talks about what leadership means to her and how she enables her team to lead in any role within an organization.

Date: Dec 2,2022

Episode: #2 Nov 4,2022
Title: Julie Johnson / President of Ted Johnson Propane located in Los Angeles, CA
Description: Julie Johnson is am Immediate Past-Chairwoman of the Western Propane Gas Association and have been on the Board of Directors since 1997. She joined the PERC Research & Technology Development Advisory Working Group in 2016. And, of course, a member of the Woman in Propane Council.

Date: Nov 4,2022

Episode: #1 Oct 14,2022
Title: Nancy Coop / Director of Marketing at Cetane Associates & Founding Chair of Women in Propane Council
Description: Nancy is the founding chair of the national business council of Women In Propane, a director on the NPGA Board of Directors and is the FIRST woman inductee into the LP Gas magazine Hall of Fame. Check out Nancy’s leadership tips and what she’s learned through her years in the industry.
Date: Oct 14,2022
Episode: Sneak Peek
Title: Jessica Johnson / ThompsonGas
Description: Conversation with Jessica Johnson from ThompsonGas
Date: Sept 2022
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Title: RCC’s Fuel the Conversation
Description: Conversation with Nancy Coop
Date: April 2022
Courtesy: Rural Computer Consultants, Inc.

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Women in Propane Council presents: Through the Leadership Lens

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(Her)story


Inspired by the April 2022 Women in Propane Council’s (WIP) 10th anniversary Celebration Summit in Nashville, Creator & Executive Producer Jessica Johnson came up with the podcast idea. “I wanted to help create something that was missing from the industry; a podcast from the WIP perspective, that pulls from the wealth of knowledge our leadership has.” Jessica explains the “why” behind the idea.

A couple brief chats and a handshake later, the podcast was born right then and there.

Our team is formed by professionals eager to educate and entertain people throughout the world on the topic of leadership. The motivation of each episode is that you the listener come away informed on what lessons and steps our guests endured to become the successful leaders of today and maybe for you to come away feeling inspired to take the necessary measures to help you become the effective leader of tomorrow if that is something that you aspire to be.

Or you can just sit back and listen to our seasoned hosts Bridget Kidd and Freddie Ridler and absorb the relaxing conversation.

So let me officially introduce you to our podcast. WIP presents: “Through the Leadership Lens”. With the help of our marketing wizards Peini Spinazzola and Chelsea Uphaus you can check back on this site and look for us on social media regarding our episodes and links on where to find them.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned.

Greg Wasson
Producer & Marketing Director

Meet industry influencers


Through the Leadership Lens is a podcast hosted by Women in Propane that focuses on making the propane industry better for everyone. Hear from industry influencers about everything leadership! From what leadership means to them, to their experience with impactful leaders and how leadership styles have changed over the years. You can find us wherever you listen to podcasts.

Meet the Hosts:

Bridget Kidd

Bridget Kidd is the Chief Executive Officer for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Bridget is responsible for working with PERC’s executive leadership team, Council, state associations, and other related groups to support the development and execution of the organizations’ business strategy, as well as all PERC development initiatives, policies, rules and procedures and propane-industry-facing initiatives.

Prior to this role, Bridget served as the Senior Vice President of Industry Relations and Director of Residential and Commercial Business Development at the Propane Council. And, before coming to PERC, Kidd served in multiple capacities with building related trade associations from government affairs to executive director.

A graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, Kidd also has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University, also located in Philadelphia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young children.

Freddie Ridler

Head of Business Growth and Marketing at Rural Computer Consultants
I have been with RCC since 2005 and have worn many hats with the company. I work with various groups at RCC and I am part of an instrumental leadership team. My wife Monica and three kids (Madeline, Parker, and Rylan) keep me busy every day. We enjoy outdoor life and traveling.

My Purpose: My purpose in life is to be an energetic leader to bring those around me success in life and to trust me with my knowledge, passion, and love for what I can do!

If you have a person in mind that you would like to hear as a future guest on the podcast, email info@npga.org

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