J. Ashley Panter

J. Ashley Panter

Marketing Manager
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Ashley is the Marketing Manager at the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center. She assists the UGA SBDC with the management of both print and digital marketing initiatives, brand reputation and consistency, as well as the flow of organization messaging to both internal and external audiences. She also manage and maintain the statewide website and user experience. In addition, she work with faculty and professional staff with creative strategies for communicating with clients, prospects, stakeholders and partners. She received her B.A. Communications from Augusta State University and her M.A. Emerging Media from the University of Georgia.

Prior to joining the UGA SBDC, Ashley has worked in a variety of industries including graphic design, real estate, and higher education. She is also a Creative Partner at a creative agency that primarily serves small business clients and assists with branding and identity needs, as well as digital marketing strategies.

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)
  • 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)
  • Creative Partner – EM Creative, Athens, GA (Since January 2017)
  • Graphic Designer – GO Kickball, Atlanta, GA (Since June 2016)
  • Graphic Designer – Xtrem Printgraphics, Blue Ridge, GA (May 2006 – January 2009)

Honors & Awards

  • International Business Awards (The Stevie Awards) Judge, 2018
  • Hermes Creative Award Winner (Gold), UGA SBDC Small Business and Its Impact on Georgia Publication, 2018
  • 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)