J. Ashley Panter

J. Ashley Panter

Marketing Manager
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In 2014, Ashley joined the UGA SBDC as Marketing Manager. She assists with management of both print and digital marketing initiatives, brand reputation and consistency, and the flow of organizational messaging to both internal and external audiences.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augusta State University in Communications and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Emerging Media at the University of Georgia and will graduate December 2017. Ashley has over 6 years of experience in the graphic design and marketing industry and is Google Analytics and UGA Safe Space certified.

Ashley’s professional obsessions are Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, Website Development, Branding & Identity, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, and UX Design (UX = User Experience). A fun fact about Ashley that many may not know is that she played college rugby and golf. She was ranked 9th in the nation as a Freshman JUCO (Junior College) golfer and currently rocks about a 6 handicap. She was also the first player in Augusta WRFC history to score 3 trys in her first game.


  • M.A. Communications, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Concentration: Emerging Media) [In Progress]
  • B.A. Communications, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA (Concentration: Public Relations | Minor: Graphic Design)


  • Marketing Manager – University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Athens, GA (Since November 2014)
  • Marketing Coordinator – Harry Norman, REALTORS, Atlanta, GA (September 2012 – November 2014)
  • Web/Graphic Design Assistant – Augusta State University Office of Public Relations, Augusta, GA (October 2010 – June 2012)
  • Creative Director – Blu Mountain Expressions, Blue Ridge, GA (Since March 2011)


Honors & Awards

  • Digital Portfolio Workshop Keynote Speaker, Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia, March 2015
  • Best Design, Phoenix Magazine, Augusta State University, 2012
  • Trailblazer Award Nominee at Augusta State University
  • Collegiate Golf Scholarship Recipient
  • Academic Scholarship Recipient


  • UGA LGBT Resource Center Safe Space
  • Google Analytics
  • Google for Education: Basics
  • Google Web Academy for Online Professionals
  • Google Web Academy for Online Basics


  • Blue Ridge United Methodist Church (Digital & Print Marketing)
  • Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show (Digital & Print Marketing)
  • Augusta Womens Rugby Football Club (Digital & Print Marketing)
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Rugby Football Club (Digital & Print Marketing)