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Company Officers

Tucker Perkins

President and CEO

Tucker is the president and chief executive officer of the Propane Education & Research Council. He has worked in the propane industry for 24 years, having served as the director of business development for Inergy, chief executive officer of Premier Propane, and the chief operating officer of Columbia Propane, a unit of the Columbia Energy Group. Tucker is also the former chairman of a PERC advisory committee on engine fuel matters and is active with the National Propane Gas Association and the Virginia Propane Gas Association.

Contact Me For:
  • PERC's Strategic Plan 
  • Council Initiatives
  • Business Development
  • Residential and Commercial Sector
  • Market Outreach Training
  • Autogas Opportunities

Kay Howell

Chief Information Officer

Kay oversees the cross-functional activities of the Industry Programs, Safety & Training, and Information Technology programs and projects. She is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the information technology infrastructure and applications that address the complex needs and requirements of a dynamic non-profit organization with multiple missions. Kay also provides leadership on overall program direction and resource allocation for the Safety & Training and Industry Programs mission areas.

Contact Me For:
  • PERC Websites
  • Propane Catalog
  • States Issues
  • Safety & Training

Dennis Vegas

Chief Marketing Officer

Dennis joined PERC as its chief marketing officer in September. He is a highly experienced communications and marketing professional with both national and global organizations. He most recently had been the chief marketing officer for Americans for Prosperity. Previously, Vegas held key communications and marketing roles at AT&T, Enron, ITT, Acclaim Energy Advisors, and MRI. With a strong background in developing brands, B2B and B2C marketing campaigns, public relations, and social and digital media, he works hard to help the propane industry capitalize on new opportunities in the marketplace.

Contact Me For:
  • Consumer Education Campaign
  • Brand Management
  • Channel Management
  • Public Relations
  • Crisis Communications