Staff

Dean Hybl
Executive Director since January 2010
Since becoming the first full-time Executive Director of the fledgling organization in 2010, Dean Hybl has helped Ten at the Top earn regional and national recognition for developing connections, fostering collaboration and building regional capacity across communities and stakeholder groups.

During his initial year with TATT, Dean directed the effort to develop the Our Upstate Vision, which was created through the input of more than 10,000 Upstate residents.

As Ten at the Top has grown and developed as a regional convener and facilitator for collective capacity building, Hybl has spearheaded efforts to grow regional networks and partnerships around a wide array of issues including transportation & mobility, child well-being, education, entrepreneurial support services, workforce development, air quality, community vibrancy and land use planning, just to name a few. He has also led TATT’s efforts to develop regional inventories and interactive asset maps that quantify and increase awareness of the number of organizations, programs or services in the Upstate around Outdoor Recreation, Child Well-Being, Senior Services, Education Entities, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Arts & Culture.

Dean has been recognized multiple times by Greenville Business Magazine as one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders. TATT was recognized in 2011 as a finalist for the Alliance for Regional Stewardship’s Organizational Champions Award. In 2016, Dean received the Welling Award for Regional Collaboration in the Upstate and in 2018 he was recognized by Upstate Forever as their Land Planning and Policy Champion. Ten at the Top also received the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) Outstanding Planning Advocate Award for 2018.

A member of multiple organizations and boards across the Upstate, Dean was a founding co-chair of Greenville CAN (Collaborative Action Network) and has been on the board of directors for Community Works Carolina and the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the National Advisory Board for the Alliance for Regional Stewardship.

Prior to joining TATT, Dean spent five years promoting regional collaboration in the Central Florida area through myregion.org. In addition to serving as the primary Program Manager for their “How Shall We Grow?” initiative, he also coordinated initiatives on environmental preservation, improving science and math education, arts and culture, economic development and social services. In addition, Dean spent 15 years in college athletics as a Sports Information Director and Assistant Director of Athletics, including six years at Hampden-Sydney College and nine years at Rollins College.

Originally from Keysville, Virginia, Dean is a graduate of James Madison University. He and his wife, Suzy, have two children—Bethany and Nate—and currently reside in Greer.

 

Where can you be found on the weekends?
Probably throwing a ball with Nate in the back yard

What’s your hidden talent?
I played the tuba in my college marching band

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Measure twice, cut once

Adelyn Nottingham, MS
Program Manager since January 2018

Originally from West Virginia, Adelyn relocated to the Upstate upon Graduation from West Virginia University with hopes to work in community vibrancy and economic development. Adelyn accepted a role as a United Way of the Piedmont Americorps VISTA member and was placed in Cherokee County. For a year, Adelyn met with community leaders, chamber members and many other community leaders to determine creative solutions to the issues facing the economy of those in Cherokee County.

After her year of service, Adelyn accepted a full-time position as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the The Haven Inc. in Spartanburg. In this position, Adelyn helped the homeless population and garnered support and community awareness for the homeless crisis. In January 2018, Adelyn joined the TATT team to begin working on solving issues region wide. Adelyn now serves as Program Manager for Ten at the Top and works on initiatives surrounding human potential, community vibrancy and sustainable growth. She is the designated Program Manager for our annual PIQUE Young Professionals event as well as the lead for our Connecting Our Future Regional Mobility Initiative.

Adelyn currently resides in Clemson, South Carolina with her love, Peter and their golden labrador, Lewie. She has her B.S. in Strategic Communications from West Virginia University and M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.

 

Where can you be found on the weekends?
Hiking in the mountains and camping

What’s your hidden talent?
I enjoy napping

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
“Always know your worth”

Dewey Evans
Program Manager since February 2018
Originally from Pickens County, Dewey has been a lifelong resident of the Upstate. Growing up in the area he experienced firsthand the rapid growth and development the region has undergone which piqued his interest in beginning a career in the economic and community development realm. Upon graduating from Appalachian State University in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration, he moved back to the Upstate where he and his wife make their home. Prior to serving as a Program Manager at TATT, he worked with a full-service fundraising and distribution company, Palmetto Fundraising, based out of Easley, SC. Dewey is passionate about the continued success of the region, desiring to contribute in areas of economic development and sustainable growth.
Where can you be found on the weekends?
Hiking, watching baseball, playing board games

What’s your hidden talent?
I’m pretty good at cracking my iPhone screen

What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Take responsibility

124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2315 FAX: (864) 283.2310
EMAIL: info@tenatthetop.org

124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2317 FAX: (864) 283.2310
EMAIL: info@tenatthetop.org

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