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

Ginger Cangelosi
Executive Director, TEDF

Ginger Cangelosi serves as Executive Director of the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation. Ginger has an extensive background in community and economic development initiatives. She has been involved in various levels of business ownership and general business consulting, with an emphasis on insurance and risk management, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, and non-profit foundation work.   Her work experience at Shelter Insurance Company, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern, Child Advocacy Services, and as a small business owner have provided her with the diverse skill-set required to navigate the complex landscape of economic development.

With a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University, Cangelosi is a lifetime member of the SLU Alumni Association and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Ginger is enrolled in the Certified Louisiana Economic Development (CLED) program and has completed all required classes. She serves as a member of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA), Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE). She is also a graduate of Leadership Tangipahoa and an active member of the Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization.


2017 - 18 TEDF Board of Directors

Name & Business
Position
City
Brian Walker
President
Hammond
Rhonda Smith Sheridan
Vice President
Ponchatoula
Randy Bracy
Past President
Amite
David Vial
Secretary / Treasurer
Hammond
Heather Tassin
Board Member
Arcola
Ben Dutruch
Board Member
Husser
Malcolm Fitzhugh
Board Member
Hammond
Elsbet Smith-Hollywood
Board Member
Hammond
Robby Miller
Parish President
Tangipahoa Parish
Daniel Laborde
Board Member
Hammond
Joe Mier
Board Member
Hammond
Sandy Armstead Summers
Board Member
Hammond
Melissa Stilley
Board Member
Loranger
Ginger Cangelosi
Executive Director of Economic Development
Dawn Gautreaux
Executive Assistant of Economic Development
Kelly Wells
Retention & Expansion
Michael Tomlinson
Economic Development Specialist