Upstate, SC [November 21, 2017] – During Ten at the Top’s Celebrating Successes Brunch presented by Fluor on Thursday, November 16, Dr. Becky Campbell, former Region 1 Health Director at South Carolina DHEC, and Carol Burdette, Chief Executive Officer at the United Way of Anderson County, respectively received the Burdette Leadership Award and the Welling Award for Regional Collaboration.

    This marks the second year of the Burdette Leadership Award and is given in recognition of Carol Burdette, the first female chair of Ten at the Top. It honors women who have both served and led across the Upstate. The Welling Award for Regional Collaboration, named after Ten at the Top founding board member Irv Welling, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated longstanding involvement in encouraging collaboration across jurisdictional and stakeholder boundaries. Last year Minor Michel Shaw was the recipient of both awards. Other previous recipients of the Welling Award include Erwin Maddrey, Phil Hughes, GSP International Airport, Dean Hybl, and Bobby Hitt.

    In addition, Ten at the Top recognized companies and organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2017 by issuing a celebratory toast sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric Co-op during Thursday’s event. These companies and organizations are an integral part of the Upstate’s rich history and have each played a role in making our regional community a great place to live, learn, do business, and raise a family.

    Celebrating Successes is an annual event as part of the Our Upstate Vision Forum Series presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina. Ten at the Top hosts public forums and events across the Upstate on issues of regional significance with the overarching goal of building consensus, encouraging regional thinking, and enabling leaders to set aside parochial priorities in order to address critical challenges and visualize opportunities for the future.