War Memorial adds promoter
War Memorial Auditorium officials have hired music industry veteran Roger LeBlanc as talent buyer.
LeBlanc has worked at The Coach House, The Canyon Theater and Saint Rocke, while also booking talent for the Sunset Strip Music Festival and music cruise entity ShipRocked. LeBlanc will be in charge of all programming and event booking for the venue.
The War Memorial Auditorium, which opened in 1925, is part of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. During the past few years, the auditorium has played host to, among others, The Dead Weather, Chris Cornell, Band of Gypsies and Them Crooked Vultures.
Pepper & Brothers adds associate attorney
Timothy A. Roberto has joined Nashville-based Pepper & Brothers, PLLC, as an associate attorney, with his practice to focus on business, commercial and corporate litigation and transactions.
From 2007 to 2011, Roberto worked in the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Policy as a policy analyst and, prior to that, as a clerk for Chief Justice William Koch of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Roberto received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from Nashville School of Law.
Paradigm Group adds communications consultant
Nashville-based human resources, employee benefits and retirement consulting firm Paradigm Group has added Elizabeth Flesher as communications consultant.
Flesher will work with clients to develop communications campaigns regarding wellness, employee benefits and retirement services.
Previously, Flesher worked as an associate in specialized benefit reporting and analytics for BPS&M, an employee benefits consulting firm associated with Wells Fargo.
Flesher holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of the South. She also earned a certificate in graphic design from Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006.
Hands On Nashville announces promotions, expanded roles
Hands On Nashville has announced several promotions and expanded roles within the organization.
Lisa Davis Purcell, formerly Hands On Nashville’s director of external affairs, has been promoted to vice president of external affairs. In her new role, Purcell oversees Hands On Nashville’s contributed-income strategy and implementation for foundations, individuals and corporations.
Erika Burnett, formerly service learning manager, has been promoted to director of community programs. Burnett provides direction and support for Hands On Nashville’s youth and urban agriculture programs.
Jaclyn Khoury, formerly manager of Hands On Nashville’s Home Energy Savings Program, has been promoted to director of sustainability.
Elizabeth Madsen, formerly Hands On Nashville’s volunteer program manager, is now director of nonprofit and volunteer relations.
Becca Stinson, formerly community relations manager, has been promoted to director of communications.
Hands On Nashville also announced Colleen Callaghan has been named youth program manager and Caroline Foley will serve as community and volunteer impact manager.
Staff changes for H³GM
Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner P.C. (H³GM) has added Ryan M. Richards as an associate. He will serve as a member of the firm’s corporate and tax practice groups.
Richards served as a law clerk for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and as an intern for Judge Thomas A. Wiseman Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Richards earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.A. and B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University.
In addition, David McDowell has been named a shareholder of the firm. McDowell is a part of H3GM’s litigation, alternative dispute resolution and commercial bankruptcy and reorganization practice groups. Prior to joining H3GM, McDowell practiced in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department as an honors attorney in the Transportation, Energy and Agriculture section.
Cybera adds Huffman
Cybera has appointed Bob Huffman as channel sales director.
Huffman, who brings 25 years of channel development experience in the computer and network security sectors, will lead the development of Cybera’s channel sales strategy.
Previously, Huffman served as vice president of business and partner development at CoreTrace Corp. He also held senior management positions with Mirage Networks, SecureLogix Corp. and Wheelgroup Corp.
Huffman earned degrees in economics and computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Charlotte, respectively.
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