TATT welcomes Anna-Elyse Lewis Abrams as Communications Coordinator

    TATT welcomes Anna-Elyse Lewis Abrams as Communications Coordinator

    Ten at the Top (TATT) is pleased to announce the addition of Anna-Elyse Lewis Abrams to the position of Communications Coordinator.
    Her role centers around TATT’s mission to increase collaborative capacity across the 10 counties
    of the upstate by highlighting the efforts and initiatives of the organization, as well as those of its
    partners and sponsors. Additionally, she will serve as the primary point of contact for media inquiries,
    coordinate outreach efforts, draft in-house publications, and devise strategic marketing campaigns that
    amplify and elevate TATT’s messaging.

    A graduate of USC Upstate, Anna-Elyse brings with her a background of communications and marketing
    in local government and community development, having served as the Communications Specialist for
    the City of Spartanburg. She is a lifelong resident of Spartanburg, and enjoys spending time with her
    family and friends, and performing with local community theatres.

    “We are pleased to have Anna-Elyse join the Ten at the Top team,” said TATT Executive Director Dean
    Hybl. “Her background in communications and familiarity with the region will be very valuable as we
    continue to build connections and the collective capacity of the Upstate.”
    “Ten at the Top is doing such great work to connect and strengthen the Upstate.” said Lewis Abrams, “I
    am so excited to join those efforts, and amplify the message of this organization’s inspiring mission
    alongside an incredible team.”

    Have a question for Anna-Elyse? Email her at aeabrams@tenatthetop.org 

    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.

    Beyond the Shield – January 23, 2023

    Beyond the Shield – January 23, 2023

    January 23, 2023

    Another robust conversation between law enforcement and community leaders took place at this virtual Beyond the Shield. Important topics were discussed including efforts to engage the Latino and Asian population, tackling unconscious bias and how to measure success, behavioral and mental health in Upstate communities and within law enforcement, increasing school safety, efforts to decrease racial profiling, and best practices to communicate with law enforcement and request patrols.


    Chief Matt Hamby, Greer Police Department

    Chief Jorge Campos, Clemson Police Department

    Sgt. Natalie Hill, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office


    Keishe Nelson, Michelin

    Dorothy Russell, Sterling Community

    Tiffney Davidson-Parker, Universal Therapeutic Services, LLC

    YouTube link to recording

    Podcast link

    UEE Workshop and Reception Recap

    UEE Workshop and Reception Recap

    On Thursday, Jan 26, The Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem met to connect and learn about Human Resource Laws and Regulations from attorneys Michael Nail and Melissa Malone of Ogletree Deakins. In addition to detailing new regulations to look out for in 2023, they also discussed human resources through the lens of immigration policies. Following the presentation and group discussion, we heard from UEE’s new facilitator Craig Scharton.

    Craig comes to us from Fresno City, CA where he served as a council member, developed ecosystems of support for entrepreneurs as the Senior Director of Economic Development with One by One Leadership, served as the president of the California Main Street Alliance, held multiple positions with the City of Fresno and Downtown Fresno Partnership, and much more. We are thrilled to welcome him to our community, and look forward to the ways in which he grows UEE!

    To view Michael and Melissa’s presentation, click here.