SAVANNAH — The Georgia Propane Gas Association (GPGA) recently held its annual convention in Savannah, Georgia and local businessman Dan Richardson of Conger LP Gas was named its president for the 2014-2015 year according to GPGA State Director Jenni McKeen.

“Dan has been very active in our association for many years. He became treasurer four years ago after having served as a director and committee chair,” according to McKeen. “In addition to being our Georgia state president for 2014-2015, Dan is our National Propane Gas Association state director.”

Richardson is CEO of Conger LP Gas, which has locations in Tifton, Sylvester and Vidalia. His career in the propane industry began in 1993 with Tri-County Gas & Appliance. He joined Conger LP Gas, Inc. in 1998 as a stockholder and general manager.

He is married to Vivian Merrill Richardson. Their children include: Drs. Russ and Katie Richardson and their son Luke; Jake and Susan Guo Richardson; Sarah and Corbin Dickson and their son Carter; and Lia Richardson.

“It is an honor to represent the propane marketers in the state of Georgia,” said Richardson. “We have over 120 marketers in Georgia and we have a dedicated board that works with industry trade partners in trying to make sure the people of Georgia recognize the safe and economical benefits of using propane.”

At the same meeting, Conger Gas’s Alternative Fuel Sales Manager Bill Moore was reappointed as chairman of the Sunbelt Ag Expo Committee.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo Committee oversees the GPGA’s participation in the 3-day event in October.

The Georgia Propane Gas Association is a trade and membership service organization that represents propane marketers throughout the state. Originally established in 1939 as the Georgia Butane Dealers, the Association has grown in its influence, while maintaining its core principles of education and safety. The Association's primary purpose is to maintain high standards of practice within the industry, and in so doing, protect and expand the ability of its members to compete in the marketplace. Membership is composed of propane marketers and affiliate members throughout Georgia and the US. The mission of the Georgia Propane Gas Association is to promote the safe and increased use of propane as the fuel of choice for Georgia; to provide regulatory and legislative advocacy, and to provide a forum for networking and education & safety. Through increased membership and member participation the Georgia Propane Gas Association strives to meet the educational needs of its members, maintain favorable relationships with regulatory agencies and other trade groups, and influence legislation to improve the business environment and assure equitable competition.

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