Missouri Propane Gas Association


The Missouri Propane Gas Association (MPGA) is a not-for-profit trade association that supports local propane providers and affiliated businesses. Through advocacy, education, and leadership, we help our members by supporting beneficial public policy, promoting safety education, and raising public awareness of the benefits of propane.

Board of Directors

Officers & Executive Committee

President (2022-2024)
Mark Porth – CHS Inc., Lawson

Vice President - Vacant

Treasurer (2020-2022)
Samantha Johnson, Reed Oil Company, Doniphan

Past President
Derek Poe – MO Propane Safety Commission

Region Directors

Region 1
Scot Schumer – Amerigas, Kirksville
Tim Peach – Pinnacle Propane, Quincy, IL

Region 2
Steve Jenkins – Jenkins Propane, LLC, Tina
KC Boeckman – ThompsonGas, Kansas City

Region 3
Bill Jung – MFA Oil Company, Gravois Mills
Nick Goodrich – Goodrich Gas, Crocker

Region 4
Denis Dreiling – MFA Oil, Rogersville
Brad Marshall – Barry County Coop, Exeter

Region 5
Roger Hoff – Hoff Brothers LP-Gas Co., Perryville
Mitch Dane – Chilton Oil, Salem

Associate Directors
Brian Humphrey – InSite Platform Partners, St. Charles
Ron Keeling – LPG Ventures, Kearney
Jared Ballard – Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance, Springfield
Caleb Warner – Bergquist, Inc, Blue Springs

Committee Chairs

Membership Committee (2022-2024)
Kevin Salley – Salley's Propane, Bates City

Past President's Committee (2022-2024)
Derek Poe – Titan Propane, Branson

NPGA State Director (2022-2024)
Brian Brooks – Brooks Gas Company, Marshfield

MPGA Staff

President & CEO
Steve Ahrens

Chief Operating Officer
Luke Fitzpatrick

Director of Education
Andy Gosney

Office Manager
Lisa Patten



The Missouri Propane Gas Association was organized on June 29, 1945, at the Governor Hotel in Jefferson City, MO, by interested members of the industry.

The Association formally petitioned the Cole County Circuit Court for a Pro Forma Decree of Incorporation on July 5, 1947. On July 17, 1947, the Secretary of State issued a Pro Forma Decree of Incorporation to the Missouri LP-Gas (now “Propane Gas”) Association, under the provisions of Article 10, Chapter 33, of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1939, and amendments thereto, for Religious and Charitable Corporations, sometimes called “not-for-profit corporations.”

The original Bylaws and Constitution were adopted on July 10, 1945. Since then, the Board has amended the bylaws numerous times to reflect the changing interests of the industry.

MPGA also has a rich history of member involvement through meetings, events, and engagement. You can find the latest opportunities to meet, learn, network, and relax with others in the industry through the calendar on our events page.

Contact MPGA

If you have questions about our association, your MPGA membership or you would like to become a member, please feel free to contact us.