Alysse C. Ligon

Operations Analyst

I was born and raised in Sugar Land, TX to two New Orleans transplants, Michael and Aimee, as one of seven children (and one grandchild!). My childhood dreams centered around working with ships, exploring the world and living a generous life. After graduating from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a B.S. in Maritime Administration, I joined Gulf Winds and have spent the last three and a half years in Logistics, Analytics and Business Intelligence, and Project Management.

Outside of Gulf Winds, I like to plan trips and sometimes take them, cycle and go on nature walks, cook, and have recently discovered a love for photography. I have two continents left to visit, but who’s counting?

If there was one thing you could say to our visitors, what would you say?

The people coordinating and moving your freight are interested in so much more than turning a profit. They will go to lengths to ensure your needs are being met, and your cargo arrives safely and promptly. A strong, trusting relationship with our customers is the priority, always.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I have a thirst for information, and love to read, but sometimes I doubt my memory. If I could learn anything, it would be to remember everything I have read and learned (selectively!)

What are you most proud of?

I am the second oldest sister to five little brothers. Chase, Grant, Ian, Jude and Dominic continuously fill me with pride. While they are vastly different people, and their accomplishments range from academia, the performing arts, to the armed forces, they are a huge source of pride and I brag on them whenever I can. They are also hilarious, and some of my favorite times are the ones we spend together.

How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?

The biggest surprise to me is how much my life actually looks like what I imagined and dreamed it would be. I have wanted to work in our industry since I was about 14 years old. My dreams weren’t entirely accurate, because I’ve learned so much since then, but a lot of what I envisioned, like working in a warehouse in the port, with a window overlooking various commodities of cargo rapidly moving in and out and watching ships come and go from ports all over the world, comes true every day. Our role at Gulf Winds feels pivotal to keeping America’s freight, and economy, moving.

What does your future hold?

More logistics; bike rides all over the world; lots of nieces and nephews; great food! Discovering new dreams and passions I didn’t know I had.