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Written on: March 31, 2024

The Propane Education & Research Council’s 2024 class of Leadership in Energy Ambassadors (LEA) met in Charleston March 26-27 to network and gain skills for communicating propane’s message in their communities. The 2024 group consists of 32 ambassadors who join the 44 ambassadors from the inaugural 2023 class.

The LEA program was originally created for the ambassadors group selected through PERC. It is now available on The Learning Center to anyone who would like to learn more about how propane plays a role in the environmental conversation and be able to confidently and accurately explain propane’s benefits to enhance the awareness of our energy in your community.

The courses are a combination of propane and the environment, strategic partnership courses on various soft skills that will help you be a trusted advisor to allied partners in your community, and a checklist for your business strategy.

Ambassadors were invited to arrive a day early to visit a Southern Living Idea Home being built in Keiwah Island just south of Charleston. PERC is a sponsor of this home and it will have many propane appliances and features as the public begins to tour the home in August.

“Thrilled, honored and proud to have spent the first part of this week with some of the best minds in the energy business in Charleston, SC,” wrote Nathan McShinsky of Eastern Propane & Oil on LinkedIn. “And now the fun begins! Engage in conversation. Engage in learning. Engage in listening. Engage in the challenge. Ask for more! Repeat!” McShinsky thank PERC staff leaders who organized the meeting and said, “Speaking on behalf of the group, your Propane Education & Research Council Leadership in Energy Ambassadors are ready!

Publishers note: “I was pleased to be one of the 2024 Propane Ambassadors. I plan to use the information shared to better present the latest news of the national and world energy conversation. The many ways technology is being harnessed to cut carbon emissions from multiple energy sources is amazing and propane’s carbon footprint was already low. We have an ever-evolving story to tell and as some of the challenges of the electric grid, electric vehicles and batteries take place, I think we will have a greater number of people willing to listen to and be a part of our story. I am committed to having Trending in Propane be one of many sources of good information that can help you as readers participate in the energy conversation.”

Pat Thornton
Publisher, Trending in Propane