January 08, 2015

Ten at the Top (TATT) has announced the addition of Ashley Downing as Communications

Manager. Ashley will be responsible for management and promotion of all online Ten at the Top web sites. She will also coordinate all Upstate Regional Forums and the quarterly “Getting to Know the Upstate” bus day-trips as well as other TATT regional events. In addition, she will serve as the TATT liaison with local media services, including the weekly Uniquely Upstate e-news, the Upstate Information Hub and the and community organizations.


Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality, natural and cultural resources and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. 


“We expect Ashley to be a great addition to Ten at the Top and our continuing efforts to promote the initiatives and programs being done across the region today and needed in the future if the Upstate is to reach the vision of being universally recognized as a leading place to live, learn, do business and raise a family,” said TATT Executive Director Dean

Hybl. “Her enthusiasm, familiarity with the region and background in growing awareness will be valuable to the success of TATT and the Upstate.” 


A Greenville native and graduate of Clemson University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Social Sciences, Ashley has always called Upstate South Carolina home and been interested in staying active and engaged in the community. Her professional experience includes administration, social media communication, sales, marketing, and client services in the financial and real estate industries.


"I'm excited to be able to use my energy and creativity to help our Upstate continue to grow and collaborate together,” Downing said.  “I am proud to call the Upstate my home.”

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 was created to build regional trust and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region.  Ten at the Top works with regional partners to

foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow.  For more information, visit www.tenatthetop.org.

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