Ten Counties. One Upstate. Stronger Together


Dean Hybl

Executive Director since January 2010

Since becoming the first full-time Executive Director of the fledgling organization in 2010, Dean 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. He also helped develop the Upstate Information Hub, which serves as a comprehensive events and resources portal for the region. He has spearheaded efforts to grow regional networks and partnerships around a wide array of issues including transportation, child well-being, education, entrepreneurial support services, workforce development, air quality and land use planning, just to name a few.

Dean has been recognized multiple times by Greenville Business Magazine as one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders. In 2011, TATT was recognized as a finalist for the Alliance for Regional Stewardship’s Organizational Champions Award. He currently serves as co-chair of Greenville CAN 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 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.

Getting to Know Dean
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

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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 sought a full position in the Upstate due to her love for her new region and friends she made along the way. She accepted her role as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the The Haven Inc. in Spartanburg, S.C. before joining the TATT team. Adelyn now serves as Program Manager for Ten at the Top and works on initiatives surrounding human potential, community vibrancy and natural beauty and resources. This past winter, she was the designated Program Manager that planned the Annual PIQUE Young Professionals event. Adelyn has a B.S. in Strategic Communications from West Virginia University and M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.

Getting to Know Adelyn
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."

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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.

Getting to Know Dewey
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.

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