Maximizing Digital Platforms for ED

In this interactive course, attendees will learn best practices for simple yet informative websites that are easy to use and navigate. Course participants will also gain a better understanding of how to utilize social media in order to meaningfully engage with stakeholders, drive traffic to their website and promote their communities.

This elective is one of a series of economic development courses provided by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders and elected officials.

Date and Location:

TBA  |  Online  

Course Agenda:


Course Fee:

Registration $195

The registration fee covers course materials and instruction. Registration is limited to 50 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please remit payment for the course no later than 10 days prior to the course start date.  If payment is not received, you risk having your registration cancelled to make room for those on the waitlist.

Course Times:

Course: 10:00 AM ET - 2:30 PM  ET

How to Register:

If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones, 615-253-6371 or

You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the course start date will be eligible for a full refund or credit.  Cancellations made less than 7 days will be eligible for credit only for a future course.  

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Kristy Keel-Blackmon

As a graduate of the University of South Carolina's School of Visual Arts and Design, Kristy Keel-Blackmon brings over a decade of experience in graphic design, photography and communications to the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (UT IPS).

She is a published author with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and her photography has been featured across the UT System and with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Center for American Progress, the Department of Energy, and beyond. Her design work can also be found across the UT System and at a local and national scale.  

Kristy is passionate about creative problem solving in written, verbal, and visual communications and about serving her community. Kristy serves as the Multimedia Creative Manager at the UT IPS.


Hannah Edwards

Hannah Edwards serves as the Marketing Director for the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services. She has been developing, managing and implementing marketing strategies for the organization since January of 2019. Hannah graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014 with a BFA in Graphic Design, and she received her masters degree in Digital Marketing at East Tennessee State University in 2022.