Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation
Mission and Goals

TEDF’s Mission is to identify opportunities and lead efforts to attract new jobs and investment, enhance the climate for retention and expansion of existing business, address education and workforce development needs, and provide advocacy for economic development public policy on behalf of all Tangipahoa Parish citizens and businesses.

Our Strategic Aims

  • Attract new jobs and investment
  • Enhance the climate for retention and expansion of existing business
  • Address education and workforce development needs
  • Provide advocacy for economic development public policy
  • Build strong relationships with partners at the state, regional, and local level

Stacey Neal
Executive Director, TEDF

Stacey Neal began working for Tangipahoa Parish Government as the Executive Director of Economic Development in 2012. Prior to working for the parish, she worked as the Community Developer for the Hammond Area Economic & Industrial Development District (HAEIDD) for seven years. She grew up in Tangipahoa Parish and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1991 with a BA in Marketing. Stacey has completed training through the Community Development Institute in Conway, AR, where she received the Professional Community and Economic Development certification . Stacey is also holds the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer certification through LIDEA. She is an active member of the area Chambers of Commerce, a member of the I-12 Alliance for Economic Development, a member of the Northshore Technical and Community College Advisory Board, a board member for Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA), Past President of Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association, sits on the Southeastern Marketing Program Advisory Board, and is a graduate and past board member of Leadership Tangipahoa.

Stacey and her husband Michael have two daughters: Jordyn and Laken, who attend St. Thomas Aquinas High School and are very active in cross country, track and soccer. They attend St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite.

2017 - 18 TEDF Board of Directors

Name & Business
Bridget LaBorde
Randy Bracy
Vice President
David Vial
Secretary / Treasurer
Gwynette Dixon
Past President
Ben Dutruch
Board Member
Malcolm Fitzhugh
Board Member
Torrence Joseph
Board Member
Elsbet Smith Hollywood
Board Member
Quincy Molland
Board Member
Rhonda Sheridan
Board Member
Brian Walker
Board Member
Robby Miller
Parish President
Stacey Neal
Executive Director
Kelly Wells
Retention Expansion/Community Liaison