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Leadership

For nearly 80 years, Ferrellgas has grown significantly, and we recognize the secret to that success is people. Our leaders draw from their unique expertise, talents, and skills to help plan and execute strategies that keep us on the path toward continued success.

Meet our leadership team.

James E. Ferrell

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President

James E. Ferrell is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ferrellgas. Mr. Ferrell has been with Ferrell Companies or its predecessors and its affiliates in various executive capacities since 1965, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas. Under his leadership, Ferrellgas has grown from a small, independently owned propane company to one of the nation’s largest propane retailers. Mr. Ferrell is a past President of the World LP Gas Association and a former Chairman of the Propane Vehicle Council.

Tamria A. Zertuche

Chief Operating Officer

Tamria Zertuche came to Ferrellgas in 2004 when the company acquired Blue Rhino, where she was employed as Senior Director of IT. She was promoted to Vice President of IT in 2016 and to Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Information Officer in 2019. Tamria holds an MBA from Colorado State University, and she is currently completing a Doctoral program in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at the same institution.

Dhiraj Cherian

Chief Financial Officer

Dhiraj Cherian was named Chief Financial Officer of Ferrellgas in 2021. Prior to joining the company, Dhiraj served as Chief Financial Officer of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company, a tier one global connectivity and mobility technology leader in the automotive industry. He earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Solvay Business School in Belgium, a Master of Commerce degree in Accounting from Osmania University and a Diploma in Systems Management from the National Institute of Information Technology, both in India.

Jordan B. Burns

Vice President & General Counsel

Jordan Burns joined the Ferrellgas legal team in 2018 and was promoted to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2018. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Jordan served as outside counsel to Ferrellgas on a national basis. He attended the University of Kansas, where he earned degrees in both Business Administration and Finance. After working as a Series 7 licensed financial analyst, Jordan attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Ivan J. Winfield Jr.

Chief Information Officer

Ivan Winfield joined Ferrellgas in 2021 as Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for managing and developing the company’s Information Technology team to create business value and improve the customer experience. He comes to Ferrellgas with 25 years of senior-level experience with companies that include Seaboard Corporation and H&R Block. He earned a bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from Washington University.

Board of Directors, Ferrellgas Partners

James E. Ferrell, Chairman

Pamela A. Breuckmann

Stephen M. Clifford

Carney Hawks

Andrew Levison

John R. Lowden

Michael F. Morrissey

Ed Newberry

Craig Snyder