Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

Women in Propane Roundtable: Through the Leadership Lens

Saturday, April 6 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

For this year’s roundtable event at the 2024 Expo, the Women in Propane Council is hosting a special LIVE interactive Through the Leadership Lens Podcast, where attendees will hear from a panel of some of the podcast’s past guests, and gain insight as hosts Bridget Kidd and Freddie Ridler navigate questions about leadership from the live audience. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership journey, as we workshop the podcast's signature questions:

1. What does Leadership mean to you?

2. Can you recall a time you led someone or a team? Or a great leader you had?

3. How has your Leadership style changed throughout the years?


Audience members will engage in roundtable discussions following their own leadership self-evaluation.


Meet the Hosts of Through the Leadership Lens

Bridget Kidd is the Chief Executive Officer for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). She is responsible for working with PERC’s executive leadership team, Council, state associations, and other related groups to support the development and execution of the organizations’ business strategy, as well as all PERC development initiatives, policies, rules and procedures and propane-industry-facing initiatives.

Prior to this role, Bridget served as the Senior Vice President of Industry Relations and Director of Residential and Commercial Business Development at the Propane Council. And, before coming to PERC, Kidd served in multiple capacities with building related trade associations from government affairs to executive director.  

A graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, Kidd also has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University, also located in Philadelphia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young children.

With experience spanning back to 2005, Freddie has been involved with various groups expanding his journey, adaptability, and wealth of knowledge within RCC. His engagement with RCC’s instrumental leadership team plays a crucial role in shaping the company’s strategic direction and ensuring continued success.

Freddie is a self-proclaimed energetic leader with a passion for his work. He implies a positive and driven attitude that can be infectious among the team.

Outside Freddie’s professional life, he spends his time with his family. He and his wife, Monica, keep busy with three active kids, Madeline, Parker, and Rylan. Together they enjoy traveling and the outdoor life!




Women in Propane Networking Reception

Saturday, April 6 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us and continue the conversation with industry colleagues at this lively networking reception, hosted by Women in Propane. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with leaders from across the industry and learn more about the Women in Propane Council's programs and resources for leadership development. This reception is open to all Expo registrants. We look forward to seeing you there!