LBMC announces two hires
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC has added Clint Fillingim in its Brentwood office.
Fillingim will work as a help desk technician in the shared services IT department.
Filliingim is a graduate of Pensacola State College with an associate degree in business.
In addition, Ashley Spangler has joined LBMC as a senior consultant position in the security and risk services department, in which she will specialize in information security for financial services, banks and manufacturing as well as hosting services and document management.
Spangler has a master’s degree in accounting and information systems from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Tech University.
Kaleidoscope hires Lorge as publicist
Kaleidoscope Media founder Angie Gore has hired Michelle Lorge as publicist at the public relations and marketing company.
Previously, Lorge operated Forever Publicity. She also served stints with Hot Schatz PR, NPG PR, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sweet Talk Publicity. Lorge graduated from Belmont University with a B.A. in public relations.
Flying Island names Biddy president
Flying Island Entertainment has promoted Shelia Shipley Biddy to serve as president.
Shipley Biddy, who will continue to supervise and direct the label’s promotion department, once oversaw Decca Records. At the time, she was the first woman to have run a prominent Music Row label.
Flying Island co-founders Louis Newman and Nancy Eckert appointed Shipley Biddy, who has served as the label’s director of national promotion since May 2012, to the post.
"[Shipley Biddy] never fails to impress with her keen knowledge, determination and grasp of what it takes to make it in the fast paced, ever changing entertainment environment,” Newman said in a release. “Shelia’s track record speaks for itself and she is a true leader for the music industry.”
Shipley Biddy will oversee all aspects of the company including marketing. In addition, she will cultivate new business partnerships, which include special marketing projects for the label/clients and strategize artist promotions for the label’s Classic Country Media Services.
Loews Vanderbilt names GM
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel has appointed Tony Phillips to serve as general manager.
Phillips, who most recently served as the hotel’s director of operations, replaces veteran Loews Vanderbilt GM Tom Negri.
With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, including the last five years at Loews Vanderbilt, Phillips will manage all operational aspects of the soon-to-be-renovated hotel.
Prior to joining Loews Hotels, Phillips held positions at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo., and La Posada de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M. He attended the University of Denver, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
“Tony is a seasoned veteran of the hotel industry with an impressive operations and leadership track record at Loews Hotels,” John Thacker, regional vice president of operations for Loews Hotels, said in a release. “As Loews Vanderbilt Hotel heads into this new year as a newly renovated hotel experience in one of the most popular cities in the U.S., Tony’s expertise and passion will be a tremendous asset to our success.”
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