St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation
Ashley Cangelosi Llewellyn serves as Development Director for the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF), a parish-wide (county-wide) economic development organization in southeastern Louisiana.
Ashley oversees the holistic development of STEDF’s programs and strategic partnerships. She leads and enhances business attraction, business retention, site development, and workforce development while coordinating STEDF’s outreach to the business community.
In 2014, Ashley established an annual Workforce Development Series that engages business, education, nonprofit, and governmental partners in conversations about regional workforce needs and trends. Her success at “creating the table” contributed to the development of industry-driven curriculums at Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC).
Ashley has served as STEDF’s representative to the NTCC Maritime Consortium, the NTCC Institutional Advisory Committee, the New Orleans Regional Innovation Alliance, the Southeastern Louisiana University CSIT Department Advisory Committee, the Regional Planning Commission for the 2014 CEDS development, and the Professional Development Committee for the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association.
Ashley graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Science in Economic Development in 2010. As a graduate student, Ashley assisted the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development with innovative programs that strengthened the Center’s relationships with entrepreneurs, economic development professionals, and government officials.
LIDEA awarded Ashley the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED) credential in 2017. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
In addition to her work at STEDF, Ashley serves on the board of James Storehouse Louisiana, which supports children in foster care “from crib to career” by providing resources that will ease transitions and improve living conditions. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Kids in the Kitchen Committee for the Junior League of New Orleans.
Ashley is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and serves on the National Ritual Education Team. She is also a proud lifetime member of the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association.