JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Propane Gas Association announces the appointment of Luke Fitzpatrick as its new CEO.

“Luke brings MPGA the leadership and strategic vision we’re counting on to continue our mission,” said Mark Porth, president of the MPGA board of directors. “We’re fortunate to have his extensive experience in the propane industry, his active and engaged tenure as a board member and his recent contributions as our COO.”

Fitzpatrick expressed gratitude for the board’s confidence in selecting him for the position. “We’ve got great industry leadership on our board of directors, and I pledge my very best to keep up the momentum we’ve built over the years.”

Fitzpatrick’s career in the propane industry began with MFA Oil, where he progressed through several roles over nearly 15 years. He was named MPGA’s first COO in January 2023 and now steps into the CEO role as of July 1.

Fitzpatrick takes over for Steve Ahrens, the retiring CEO, who will continue to serve the association as its chief strategy officer.