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 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.  She also has an extensive background in community and economic development initiatives. 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 chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce for 2019. Presently Ginger is enrolled in the Certified Louisiana Economic Development (CLED) program, and serves as a member of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA). She is a graduate of Leadership Tangipahoa and an active member of the Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization.

2017 - 18 TEDF Board of Directors

Name & Business
Randy Bracy
Brian Walker
Vice President
David Vial
Secretary / Treasurer
Bridget LaBorde
Past President
Ben Dutruch
Board Member
Malcolm Fitzhugh
Board Members
Elsbet Smith-Hollywood
Board Member
Torrence Joseph
Board Member
Daniel Laborde
Board Member
Quincy Molland
Board Member
Rhonda Sheridan
Board Member
Robby Miller
Parish President
Ginger Cangelosi
Executive Director
Dot Lavigne
Assistant Director
Michael Tomlinson
Economic Development Specialist
Kelly Wells
Retention Expansion / Community Liaison