Office of Marketing and Communications

Web Team Lead

E344 Ivester Hall
650 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30601
Email Address


Lauren Blais is the web team lead for the Office of Marketing and Communications. She brings to Terry nearly a decade of strategic development of scaleable web solutions for UGA's largest college, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where she served as the project manager and Drupal front-end expert. In 2019 Franklin recognized her as the IT Professional of the Year. 

She holds state and/or national awards in video production, photography and news writing, and a Media Leadership Certificate from Grady College, Cox Communications and the Poynter Institute. In 2015 she graduated cum laude from UGA's Grady College with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Publication Management, and a minor in Women's Studies.

She is active in local transportation issues and serves as chair of the Athens in Motion Commission to implement the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, and is chair of TSPLOST 2023. 


A.B. Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 2015

Prior Professional Positions

Web Developer Specialist, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia, 2015-2020
Web Developer Associate, 2011-2015


IT Professional of the Year, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 2019


Athens in Motion Commission, Athens-Clarke County, 2019-present
TSPLOST 2018 Citizens Advisory/Oversight Committee, Athens-Clarke County, 2017-present
TSPLOST 2023 Advisory Committee, Athens-Clarke County, 2021-present

Areas of Expertise

Web development