Ten at the Top Announces New 2011 Board Members

January 2, 2011

UPSTATE, SC – December 27, 2010 – Ten at the Top (TATT), an organization created to foster collaboration and planning in the Upstate region, has added five new members to its current 40-member board comprised of business, non-profit and civic leaders from the ten different counties in the Upstate.  The new members include:

•    Chandra Dillard – Representative, South Carolina State House; and Director of Community Relations, Furman University
•    Phillip Kilgore – Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
•    Evelyn Lugo – President, South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
•    Ivan Randolph – Superintendent, Abbeville County Public Schools
•    Ann Wright – CEO, Red Cross of the Upstate

TATT board members are charged with representing the region and their community in fostering trust and collaboration within the region, serving as an advocate for regional thinking within their specific city or county, assisting TATT in engaging elected officials, business and community leaders within their community, and supporting general organizational functions.  They must also be willing to attend board meetings as well as other events or committee meetings as directed by the regional initiatives. 

“We have one of the strongest and most engaged boards in the Upstate that truly believes in the mission of TATT, and we are pleased with the experience and passion that our newest members will bring to the organization,” said Irv Welling, TATT Chairman.  “We are at a critical point for our region.  The Upstate currently has a vibrant economy and is going to continue to grow, and we have an opportunity now to develop a vision for the region that can help business, community and elected leaders identify and address issues that will support what matters most to area residents as we look toward the future.”

About Ten at the Top
Comprised of public, private and civic leaders across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was
created to build regional trust and consensus through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to
address key issues facing the region.  Ten at the Top works with regional partners to encourage quality growth and enhance the economic vitality, natural and cultural resources and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow.  For a complete list of board members, visit www.tenatthetop.org.