IEBA names Matthews executive director
Entertainment industry veteran and former Ryman Auditorium general manager Pam Matthews  has been appointed the executive director of the Nashville-based International Entertainment Buyers Association, effectively immediately.
Matthews’ work history includes stints with Mid South Concerts in Memphis and with Pace Concerts, which designed and operated Starwood Amphitheatre.
In 1988, Matthews accepted a position with The Judds and, 12 years later, departed the organization as vice president and treasurer of Wynonna, Inc., and J2K, Inc.
In 2000, Gaylord Entertainment selected Matthews to be Ryman GM. During her seven-year, the theatre received its National Historic Landmark status and numerous awards including the venue’s first ever Pollstar Theatre of the Year, Academy of Country Music’s Venue of the Year, and IEBA Venue of the Year.
In 2006, Billboard magazine ranked Matthews among its “Twenty Top Women in Music.”
"I believe Pam has the greatest vision and ability to continue building on IEBA's success, while bringing new and creative ways to better our association, and building relationships within the industry to strengthen our reputation as the premier conference for live entertainment,” Lori Otelsberg, IEBA chairman and president of Signature Entertainment, said in a release.
Matthews joins IEBA staffer Candice Davis, director of strategic alliances and operations.
Additionally, the IEBA board has added Mallori Kirchenschlager as director of events and membership. Kirchenschlager is a Belmont University graduate with a bachelor's degree in music business and accounting. She comes to IEBA with five years of experience at Creative Artists Agency.
The 43rd annual IEBA Conference will take place Oct. 19-22 at SoBro's Omni Nashville Hotel, which is slated to open in August.
McNeely Pigott & Fox adds Hall
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has added Danielle Hall as a staff associate.
Hall’s previous experience includes internships with WTVF-Channel 5, at which she assisted reporters in developing ideas and writing. In graduate school, Hall interned with Absolute Publicity, where she wrote news releases and focused on media relations. Hall also worked in the football office at Middle Tennessee State University, assisting with recruiting operations and event planning.
Hall graduated from MTSU in December of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication with an emphasis in radio and television broadcasting and minors in communication studies and psychology. Hall also completed at MTSU a master’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in strategic leadership.
Nashville Medical Group adds neurologist
Nashville Medical Group has named Dr. Kita Morgan Williams  to its medical staff.
Williams is a general neurologist with a special interest in headache management. She also treats seizures, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
Williams received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College and completed her neurology residency at the Medical College of Virginia.
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces staff additions
Gresham, Smith and Partners has added Kevin Long and Cecil “Buddy” Sherrill to its staff.
Long has joined GS&P as an engineer in the transportation division. With more than 12 years of experience in roadway design, Long will be working on a variety of transportation and infrastructure projects, both in Tennessee and nationally.
Long is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
Sherrill, who joins GS&P as a senior designer in the transportation division, has 30 years of experience working in roadway design for various TDOT and local projects.
Sherrill is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, with a degree in civil engineering.
Gates joins LBMC
Lucas Gates has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain as a manager in the security and risk services department where he will be specializing in information security, risk assessment and risk mitigation.
Gates brings with him experience in penetration testing, web development and Linux system administration in the health care and retail segments. He comes to LBMC from Community Health Systems where he was the threat and vulnerability management team leader.
Gates is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman with a Bachelor of Science degree in CIS.