Ten at the Top Announces Leadership Panel for 2016 Upstate Regional Summit

Leadership Panel to Include Four Influential Upstate Executives

Greenville, S.C. – As part of the 2016 Upstate Regional Summit, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina on September 13, Ten at the Top will welcome four key business and community leaders for the summit’s Leadership Panel. This panel, which will be part of the summit’s morning session, will include Mike Baur, CEO of ScanSource, Inc.; James P. “Jim” Clements, President of Clemson University; Pamela Lackey, South Carolina President of AT&T; and Michael Riordan, CEO of Greenville Health System. Amy Wood, WSPA Anchor, will serve as panel moderator.

“The theme for the Summit is ‘Creating a Leading Region,’ and each of these leaders represent an organization that has become a leader in their field and is also a leader in making the Upstate a leading region,” said Ten at the Top Executive Director Dean Hybl. “We look forward to hearing how their organization became an industry leader and what they think the Upstate needs to do moving forward to be recognized as a leading region.”

During the 45-minute, Q&A-format session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear how these prominent CEOs are moving their organizations forward and to learn about their role in the continued success of the Upstate.

  • Mike Baur has served as Chief Executive Officer of ScanSource, Inc., with Worldwide Headquarters in Greenville, SC, since January 2000. ScanSource is a Fortune 1000 company with annual sales of more than $3 billion.
  • James P. Clements, President of Clemson University, is the University’s 15th Under Clements’ leadership, Clemson has reached several milestones – including the largest campus development initiative in university history and a record number of student applications with the strongest academic profile ever.
  • Pamela Lackey, South Carolina President of AT&T, is responsible for the company’s regulatory, economic development, legislative and community affairs activities in the state. Lackey works closely with state and community leaders to help bring new technology and jobs to the state and improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
  • Michael Riordan, President and CEO of Greenville Health System, is responsible for leading one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the Southeast with more than 11,000 employees and more than 1,000 physicians.

Focused on “Creating a Leading Region,” the 2016 Upstate Regional Summit will take place on September 13 at the TD Convention Center. The Summit will provide unique opportunity for business, community and civic leaders to share ideas and discuss how to work collaboratively to ensure the Upstate continues to be a leading region. The Summit will begin with a B2B Expo and morning Leadership Panel, followed by breakout sessions. The half-day event will culminate with a Keynote Luncheon, featuring award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster and speaker Geoff Colvin, who serves as Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune magazine.

Table sales are now open and sponsorships are still available; individual tickets go on sale July 1. For more information, please visit www.tenatthetop.org or call 864.283.2317.

About Ten at the Top

Formed in 2009, Ten at the Top envisions an Upstate region where collaboration, coordination and cooperation across communities and business sectors are hallmarks. It fosters partnerships and cooperation amongst the ten counties that form South Carolina’s Upstate, and encourages these diverse communities to work together to enhance the Upstate’s economic vitality and quality of life. To date, Ten at the Top has hosted more than 550 meetings, programs, workshops and forums that have informed and engaged 28,000+ participants. To learn more, visit www.tenatthetop.org.

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