Thad Angelloz | Communications & Grants Manager, Greater Lafourche Port Commission

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Tell me about your work:

What is the best part of your job?

Being the member of a team of people that continually push for the very best for our entire parish is definitely rewarding. Having the opportunity to cultivate messaging and tell others about our accomplishments; and moreover, the amazing accomplishments of our valued tenants in Port Fourchon on a routine basis is something I truly embrace in my current role with the GLPC.

What is the hardest? 

It may sound a little strange, but just keeping on top of everything. Similar to others who work at the GLPC, many of us possess multiple titles, so at times finding the time and making sure I do my very best job can prove difficult. However, while this can be hard to juggle sometimes, it is also exciting because there is never a chance for boredom to set in.

What’s on the agenda for the port post COVID-19? 

More of the same. Thanks to the steadfast leadership of our Executive Director and dedicated Board of Commissioners, we are always pointed onward. Throughout the pandemic, we never stopped working. We continue to work towards ambitious goals that will certainly influence our area for the better in the coming weeks, months, and years.

What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?

In my opinion, the greatest asset any leader can possess is the art of DEFLECTION. When you recognize others contributions to your own SUCCESS and deflect praise, you enhance rapport with your employees/co-workers, and by extension look far better in their eyes. Ultimately, you should always be cognizant that without the team around you rowing in the same direction, you will never achieve your own goals or help your business or agency achieve theirs.

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career?

I always had a gift for storytelling in the written form, according to those who know me best. Honestly, I thought at one point I may become a book author or if not that, I would certainly work as a sportswriter at a large-sized print publication.

What was your very first job?

A maintenance man and customer service worker at LaRousse’s Gym in Thibodaux.

What time to do you wake up and how do you start your day?

Every day is different, but most days I get off to an early start. I’d like to say I fix a protein shake, get in a 5-mile run and write a detailed plan for the upcoming day to keep me on track, but there is nothing near that exciting that happens. Basically, I wake up, take a shower, get dressed, and head to work – lol.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

My family is something I couldn’t live without. I have a beautiful wife and four amazing children that mean everything to me. They are my motivation, and the people that bring the most joy to my life. Even on the toughest of days, I wouldn’t trade my crew for anything in the whole world.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Relaxing. I enjoy attending sporting events and supporting my Nicholls Colonels!


Favorites/This or that:

Favorite food: 
Any pasta dish with Louisiana seafood in it, and pizza

Favorite vacation spot: 
The beach

How do you take your coffee? 
With one pack of sweetener, that’s it

Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

Pen or pencil? 
Pen, blue ink

Early bird or night owl? 
Both? Depending on what’s going on in my life dictates which category I fall into