Ten at the Top welcomes 12 new board members

February 1, 2023

Ten at the Top is excited to announce the addition of 12 new board members, many of whom participated in the TATT New Board Member orientation on January 26th. They join existing board members to create the governing body for the organization.

TATT’s newest board members:

  • Guy Boyle: CEO, Spartanburg Water
  • Racquel Collier: Real Estate Developer, Caliber Real Estate
  • Brian Earnest: VP-Revenue Cycle, Spartanburg Regional Health System
  • Bert Epting: VP for Athletics, Anderson University
  • Kandi Fredere: Upstate Regional Health Director, SCDHEC
  • Boone Hopkins: President, Converse University
  • Kevin Howell: SVP/COO GSP International Airport
  • Mary Lewis Huffman: Project Designer, McMillan Pazdan Smith
  • Joe Lanahan: City Manager, City of Inman
  • Erin Layland: VP-Financial Sales Manager, First Citizens Bank
  • Wes Lehrer: Upstate Market President, Truist Bank
  • Stephen Taylor: Community Affairs/Economic Development, WCTEL

The TATT Board of Directors consists of public, private, and civic leaders from across the 10 counties of the Upstate. As members of the board, they are tasked with fostering collaboration and trust throughout the region regarding issues of regional significance, advocating for regional thinking within their own city or county, engaging elected officials as well as business and community leaders, and supporting general organizational functions.


About Ten at the Top

Comprised of public, private, and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top connects and encourages regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular gatherings of leaders and residents to address key regional issues. TATT works with local partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning that enhances the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit www.tenatthetop.org