Message from the President

Thank you for electing me to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association for the next two years. I am truly honored.

I also want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge and recognize our Immediate Past President, For the past two year, Beth Donovan, Shipley Energy, has led the Association with tenacity and dedication. She distinguished herself as a judicious steward of our Association and never flinched in the face of difficult decisions as there were many with COVID-19.  Beth will be in PAPGA’s history books as the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association’s first woman President. 

I intend to pick up where Beth left off alongside a group of professionals who have an abundance of knowledge and experience in the propane industry. Together, with our Board of Directors and executive director, we are committed to advancing the Association and the propane industry in Pennsylvania.

However, our goals cannot be reached by Board leadership alone. We need you – our members! Your continued support, critiques, and participation will keep the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association sustainable and relevant.

With the opportunities and challenges that come with this position, my top goal is to best serve ALL members. I will be looking for your participation and continued support as we move forward.



Hugh Rich, III

PA Propane Gas Association
Richgas, Inc.