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Staff

Ingrid Bechard

Director of Market Communications

Ingrid manages PERC's B2B market outreach and training activities for on-road and off-road new product development and commercialization. She also manages outreach and engagement activities for marketers, providing information about new products and market opportunities.

Contact Me For:
  • School Bus Programs
  • Propane Autogas
  • Media Requests

Tameka Bias

IT Analyst

Tameka provides help desk support for industry users of PERC applications and websites, including Find a Propane Retailer registration and account management, the state websites (Propane Web Services subscribers) and the Propane Catalog.

 

Contact Me For:
  • Propane Catalog Helpdesk
  • Find a Propane Retailer Helpdesk
  • State Associations Online Training/Events Registration Forms
  • State Association Website Maintenance

Sarah Ewing

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Sarah serves as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO and coordinates all travel and meeting arrangements, as well as all other administrative functions as they relate the President's office.

Contact Me For:
  • COO's Schedule
  • Catalog Safety Items

Stuart Flatow

Vice President of Safety & Training

Stuart manages the development, distribution, and evaluation of programs used to train and educate the propane workforce, propane consumers, and first responders on the safe use and handling of propane. Stuart also manages training and support programs for propane autogas technicians and other autogas stakeholders.

Contact Me For:
  • GasCheck
  • Dispensing Propane Safely
  • Industry Responder Conference
  • Workforce Training
  • CETP

Courtney Gendron

Senior Programs Manager, CETP

Courtney's primary focus is the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) and CETP E-Learning. She serves as the project leader for multiple work force training projects comprised of industry volunteers, subject matter experts, and cross-functional team members. Courtney manages the CETP materials from development, to legal review, to production, including review of content pre-production. In addition, she manages the review process of additional PERC training materials, e.g. Fire Safety Analysis, Operations & Maintenance Manual, etc.

Contact Me For:
  • CETP
  • Workforce Training
  • Consumer Safety Outreach
  • Propane Emergencies Program
  • Compliance

Rachel Greenberg

Senior Market Research Analyst

Rachel performs market research analyses to support the Council's business development and market outreach programs, including market and product research and analysis of national industry trends. She also identifies data collection methods and collects data to support the Council's measurement and evaluation activities.

Contact Me For:
  • Industry Studies/Metrics
  • Consumer Awareness Study

Patrick Hyland

Director of Industry Communications

Pat manages PERC's state rebate, Partnership with States, and the Marketer Technology and Sales Training programs. Pat is PERC's key point of contact with the industry's state associations, and works to keep the states informed about the Council's plans and programs. He ensures industry needs, interests, and concerns are communicated to PERC.

Contact Me For:
  • Partnership with States Program
  • Marketer Technology and Sales Training Program
  • State Assessment Rebate Program
  • General State Association Support

Clifton Ignacio

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Clifton is a member of the Communications team and works on a variety of projects.  He supports the team in finding better ways to communicate with the industry and external audiences. Clifton provides content, structure and analysis to important industry engagement channels, and works to help promote PERC programs and messaging.

Contact Me For:
  • General Communications Inquiries

Dominick Kearney

Office Assistant

Dominick is the friendly voice you hear when you call the office. He provides general administrative and clerical assistance to the PERC staff and helps ensure that the needs of all callers are met.

Contact Me For:
  • General PERC Inquiries

John L. Kerekes

Senior Contracts Manager and Counsel

John oversees the contracting and legal affairs of the Council. In addition, he negotiates and drafts contracts and evaluates costs. John manages litigation as required, and assesses legal conformity and risks of the Council's activities and products. He also defines milestones and tracks contractor performance.

Contact Me For:
  • Legal Issues
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Grants

Greg Kerr

Director of Research and Development

Greg is responsible for matters related to R&D including project development, project management, supporting the Research Training & Development Working Group while building relationships through outreach and communication. He leads new product development efforts for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Greg corresponds with government agencies, national research labs, and private companies seeking research ideas and monitors developments with other energy sources. He participates in NPGA's TS&S Committee to determine potential research projects.

Contact Me For:
  • Generators
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Propane Engines
  • Propane Operations/Infrastructure
  • Technical Research

Anna W. Lombardo

Meetings Manager

Anna is responsible for planning, executing, and supervising all logistics required to produce successful meetings and conferences for PERC. She is proficient at sourcing, budgeting, vendor management, as well as on-site management. Anna is also  responsible for maintaining and updating the Councilor-specific website, establishing internal deadlines for Council meeting materials, organizing internal planning meetings, and communicating details of upcoming meetings to staff, industry members and partners.

Contact Me For:
  • Council Meetings
  • Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Councilors' Website

Jesse Marcus

Director of Residential and Commercial Business Development

Jesse leads the residential and commercial market portfolio and is responsible for maximizing propane consumption in these segments. He focuses on new product launches, protecting and growing existing markets, reviewing emerging markets, building fresh market ideas and thrusts, and identifying and evaluating new market opportunities. Jesse is responsible for developing and implementing market launch plans for new products and opportunities. He carries out program strategies, tactics, and assembles and leads project teams responsible for the market strategy and business development goals.

Contact Me For:
  • Residential Opportunities Insight Report
  • Plumber/HVAC Training Program
  • Construction Professional Outreach
  • Pull the Plug Campaign
  • Residential Propane Applications
  • Propane Energy Update Newsletter

Emily McComas

Communications Manager

Emily helps develop and maintain the identity, the brand, and the visual style of the Council in all communications such as the PERC Update, press releases, communication talking points, etc. She writes and edits the council meeting minutes. Emily also directs and produces all of the Safety Minute videos, as well as other PERC promotional videos. Working under the Director of Commications, she serves as the backup point of contact for incoming media inquiries, gathers necessary information, and coordinates PERC's response.

Contact Me For:
  • PERC Update
  • Press Releases
  • Media Inquiries
  • Social Media

Ginna Moseley

Projects Coordinator, Demonstrations & Tradeshows

Ginna is responsible for the design and management of demonstration and trade show programs, with a focus on new product development and commercialization. She works with the Business Development & Outreach team and appropriate projects managers to ensure market launch plans are coordinated and supported by appropriate demonstration program efforts. Ginna ensures a consistent look-and-feel to PERC's trade show collateral materials (booth, banners, etc) that fits PERC's overall communications strategy and brand.

Contact Me For:
  • Trade Show Executions
  • Demonstration Programs
  • Collateral Materials

Michael Newland

Director of Agriculture Business Development

Michael is the chief architect of the agriculture market portfolio. He is tasked with promoting propane consumption for agricultural markets as well as some sectors of the industrial and high-horsepower, off-road engine markets. He facilitates the adoption of propane-powered equipment, appliances, and vehicles through market development and product development to preserve existing markets and develop new growth opportunities.

Contact Me For:
  • Agriculture markets
  • Off-road stationary engines

Kristen Rice

Projects Manager

Kristen is responsible for managing the state assessment rebate program as required by PERA, Partnership with States program, and Industry Outreach activities. She manages regional industry trade shows and the annual Leadership Summit. Kristen provides technical support to rebate applicants using PERC's Grant Management System (PERC GMS). She is a staff liaison to State Associations representatives.

Contact Me For:
  • Partnership with States Program
  • State Assessment Rebate Program
  • PERC Staff to speak at State Association Meetings

Theresa Ryan

Director of Administration and Human Resources

Theresa is responsible for the essential business and human resource functions of the office. She recruits and hires staff, administers employee benefits, payroll, business insurance, and manages the administrative team. She is also the staff liaison to the PERC Council members and the Executive Committee members with respect to orientation and ongoing activities.

Contact Me For:
  • Staffing
  • Benefits
  • PERC Councilors

Elena Scott

Administrative Assistant

Elena provides general administrative and clerical assistance across the organization. She works with the Chief Marketing Officer and the communications team, and assists the safety and training, and market development teams on docket tracking. Elena also works with the autogas team on the Fuel Incentive Database, and the safety and technical training team on the Trainer's Conference. Elena manages the membership roster for the Advisory Committee.

Contact Me For:
  • Fuel Incentive Database
  • Docket Tracking
  • Propane Industry Safety Trainer's Conference
  • Advisory Committee Membership

Michael Taylor

Director of Autogas Business Development

Mike is the chief architect of the over the road market portfolio and is responsible for maximizing propane autogas gallon sales in the on-highway light, medium, and heavy duty vehicle markets. He works with the CBDO on establishing business plans, including strategies and tactics. Mike focuses on new product research and development, product launches, maintenance and growth in existing market segments and potential new market development opportunities.

Contact Me For:
  • Propane Autogas Business Applications
  • Fuel Tax and Incentive Database
  • Propane Autogas Calculator

Jahnissi Tirado

Projects Manager

Jahnissi manages the propane catalog. She monitors fulfillment orders, product inventory, the administration of the Phillips 66 Safety Shield program and state affiliates programs. She ensures orders are complete and that the fulfillment center receives the information they need to complete orders. Jahnissi also manages the fulfillment center services contract and makes sure there is adequate inventory at the warehouse. She handles customer credits and reviews monthly fulfillment center reports to ensure correct billing and management of accounts receivables.

Contact Me For:
  • Propane Catalog
  • Fulfillment
  • Customer Service
  • Phillips 66 Safety Shield Program
  • EPA Certifications

Gregg Walker

Director of External Communications

Gregg is responsible for developing and implementing communications' strategies that help drive new demand for propane gallons, promote consistent branding and messaging,and achieve measurable results. Working with the CMO, Gregg helped establish PERC's new consumer education campaign. Serving as the prime media contact, he manages PERC's announcements and supporting public relations programs, including core message development, media relations strategy and execution, and executive communications support.

Contact Me For:
  • Consumer Education Campaign
  • Media Requests
  • PERC Update
  • Propane Daily News

Grace Willis

Director of Strategic Operations

Grace manages PERC extensive portfolio of projects and ensures those projects are meeting the industry's objectives, are on time, on budget, and have the resources needed for the project to be successful. Grace provides portfolio analysis, strategic guidance, and various executive reports to senior management. Grace is the staff liaison to the Project & Portfolio Review Subcommittee where she manages the logistical needs and communications of the members. She also manages communication with the Advisory Committee and the Working Group Chairs and Vice Chairs.

Contact Me For:
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgets
  • Advisory Committee

Paula Wilson

Director of Industry Engagement

Paula is responsible for working with marketers, and key industry leaders and partners to understand industry interests and needs.  She provides “voice of marketer” feedback to PERC staff and advisory committee to help ensure products and programs are responsive to industry needs.  Paula meets with industry members at annual conventions, state association meetings and industry events to solicit feedback and to educate marketers about available products and services. 

 

Contact Me For:
  • Questions about PERC programs and resources
  • Engagement with marketers & company leadership 
  • General feedback on programs & resources 
  • General marketer support
  • Sharing Your Marketer Success Story 

Jeremy Wishart

Director of Off-Road Business Development

Jeremy is responsible for supporting research & development and market outreach & training projects with a focus on new product development and commercialization in the off-road market. He develops and implements strategies to engage marketers in launch plans for new products. Jeremy manages business to business relationships with market leading commercialization and manufacturing partners, and defines product concept & positioning strategy in the off-road and material handling markets.

Contact Me For:
  • Lawn and Landscape
  • Off-Road Vehicles & Engines
  • Propane Forklifts
  • Golf & Turf