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

TEDF Executive Director Ginger Cangelosi

Under the direct leadership of Tangipahoa Parish President, Robby Miller, Ginger Cangelosi serves as the Executive Director of Economic Development for Tangipahoa Parish Government and also serves as the Director of the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation.  With a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University, her primary area of focus is recruiting new business investment to Tangipahoa, with additional priorities including business retention, growth, and expansion of existing businesses and job creation.  During her professional career, Ginger has been involved in various levels of business ownership and general business consulting, with an emphasis on insurance and risk management, business continuity planning including emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, and non-profit foundation work.  

Ginger continues to be fully engaged in community and local economic development initiatives. Her past work experience at Shelter Insurance Company, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, Child Advocacy Services, and her experience as a small business owner have provided her with the diverse skill set required to navigate the complex landscape of economic development.

Ginger is a Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED) and is also a member of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA), the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  

Ginger has been active in multiple chambers of commerce throughout the parish and the southeast Louisiana region for over 14 years. During her 7-year tenure serving as a Tangipahoa Chamber of Commerce Board member, Ginger served as the 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors.  She is also a lifetime member of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association and currently holds a seat on the Northshore Technical Community College Institutional Advisory Committee, the Northshore STEM Advisory Board and is active stakeholder in the Northshore Regional Resiliency Collaborative. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Tangipahoa as well as an active member of the Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization. Ginger is a Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrisers Rotarian and an active member of the Northshore Business Council. 

Ginger is married to Mike Cangelosi (owner of Cangelosi Glassworks) and they have two children, Michael and Catherine. 

2022 - 2023 TEDF Board of Directors

Name & Business
Ben Dutruch
Daniel Laborde
Vice President
Kristin Braud
Rhonda Smith Sheridan
Immediate Past President
Fritz Anderson
Board Member
Malcolm Fitzhugh
Board Member
Robby Miller
Parish President
Tangipahoa Parish
Dev Patel
Board Member
Jessica Smith
Board Member
Melissa Stilley
Board Member
Sandy Armstead Summers
Board Member
Heather Tassin
Board Member
David Vial
Board Member
Ginger Cangelosi
Executive Director of Economic Development
Dawn Gautreaux
Executive Assistant of Economic Development
Michael Tomlinson
Economic Development Specialist