Crystal Ivey

Broadband Grant Program Manager
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development


Crystal serves as the Broadband Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. She is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act including $25M in infrastructure grants, digital literacy grants, and the Broadband Ready Community designation program.  The TBAA is designed to help address broadband gaps in Tennessee through investment, deregulation and education.

Crystal previously served as the Broadband Grants Manager, where she managed day-to-day operations of the broadband accessibility grant program, totaling $25M in grant funds that is designed to help providers offset the costs of expanding broadband and increasing adoption in unserved communities in Tennessee.

Crystal started her career in state government at TNECD where she managed process development for grant payments, auditing, contracting and budgeting for all grant programs in the department.  She has a strong background in economic and community development, public policy, workforce development, and grants management. She has worked for both the Knoxville Chamber and Blount Partnership and was the acting campaign coordinator for the Wine in Tennessee Grocery Stores campaign in 2014. 

She has her BSBA in Public Administration and Economics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She serves on the Continuing Education committee for Young Professionals in Government and volunteers with Club Blue, an organization of the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. She is originally from Morristown, TN and lives in Mount Juliet with her husband Brant and their dog, Toby.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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