Meet the Team

    Dean Hybl

    Executive Director

    Since becoming the first full-time Executive Director of the 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.

    Dean has been recognized multiple times by Greenville Business Magazine as one of Greenville’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders. 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.

    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.

    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. Prior to joining TATT, Dean spent several years promoting regional collaboration in the Central Florida area after working in college athletics for over a decade.

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    Justine Allen

    Assistant Director

    Justine Allen, Assistant Director. Allen has served in the role of Program & Event Manager since joining TATT in March 2020.

    In her expanded role, Allen will continue coordinating the capacity-building efforts of TATT’s current initiative-focused committees and task forces. She will also oversee TATT’s three large annual regional events: Pique Young Professionals Summit, Blues, Brews & BBQ, and Celebrating Successes as well as TATT’s Upstate Regional Summit, which will next be held in September 2024. 

    In addition, during the first half of 2023, Allen and TATT Vice Chair for Initiatives Mark McKinney will meet with TATT partners and regional stakeholders to identify the next big regional-focused capacity-building initiatives that TATT will concentrate on between 2023-2025.

     A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Justine’s background has been in event planning and management, having originally come to the Upstate to work as an event planner, charity liaison, and volunteer coordinator on the BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament. She lives in Greenville with her husband, Steve, and daughter Gabby. 

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    Erica Huffman

    Administrative Associate

    As the Administrative Associate, Erica’s role at Ten at the Top is to assist with office tasks, events, fundraising support, and contributing to the UpstateVibe365 initiative. 

    Erica grew up in Oregon but has traveled and lived in many places, including New Zealand and Greece. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where she earned a BA in History.

    Erica moved to Upstate South Carolina in 2016 with her husband and two kids. She is fluent in Greek and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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    Lena Dunham

    Administrative Associate

    As the Administrative Associate, Lena’s role at Ten at the Top is to assist with regular office tasks and events.  

    Lena is a native of Greenville, SC and she graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Spanish. She has previously worked in marketing and with other non-profits. She is also a local REALTOR®.  

    Lena enjoys spending time with her husband working on house projects or planning their next road trip. She loves reading and spending time at local breweries with her friends.  

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