Together with her family, Delores Crum owns and operates the Premiere family of companies, providing full-service rental and related support to Event Professionals and individual event holders in and around Austin. Her role within Premiere is to provide overall leadership, chart the organization’s course and set the company’s general direction. She describes herself as the “glue” that holds the Premiere operation together.
Delores is involved with and supportive of the Austin and Central Texas Events Community. She has served as the ISES-Austin president and has held 5 different roles on the NACE-Austin Board. Delores is a past President of the Texas Rental Association, and currently serves on the TRA Executive Committee and as a Director at Large of that Organization. Nationally, Delores is a Foundation Trustee for the American Rental Association, and is a part of the committee that annually awards ARA Scholarships to deserving students studying in rental-and-business related fields. She has received numerous rewards and recognition for her outstanding contributions to the rental and events industry, and has earned the respect of her peers and regard of her competitors through her competent leadership and generosity of spirit.
Delores attributes her success, first in her careers and later in her companies, to a willingness to do more than what’s required or expected. A self-proclaimed and unrepentant “Work-A-Holic”, Delores Crum asserts that it’s really not that difficult to “stand out” in the crowd because so many are willing to settle for mediocrity and to labor in obscurity. “Throughout my professional life”, Delores says, “I’ve observed individuals who spend more time and energy looking for a way out of a task or assignment than it would have taken to just get the job done. I’ve witnessed employees and business owners willing to settle for the minimum, when just a little more effort would take them, or their enterprise, to new heights”. According to Delores, the willingness to do one’s best and be one’s best is the pathway to success in any field or endeavor.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York and the Le Cordon Bleu of Paris majoring as a Garde Manger (decorator in French). He worked with Frank Sinatra’s personal chef Dennis Raggie and traveled with The Chairman of the Board doing his private events. His career in food and beverage led to his successful management of 5-star properties, high-end country clubs and prestige resort properties. His experiences have made him a very well-rounded talent in the Hospitality Industry.
Mr. Sharples took his talents to South Florida and founded Creations Productions with his partner, a West Palm Beach, Florida Event Design and Production Company in 1995. When he sold Creations in 2009 he was selling the largest and most exclusive special event design and production firm in Florida. Creations trademark was spectacular and unique decor, floral, lighting, production and entertainment. Sharples’ company operated an extension of Creations in the Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach Florida and the exclusive Mar-A-Lago Club of Palm Beach, Florida. As the “in-house” Ritz events designer, he produced extravagant events for prestigious charities and numerous high-end corporations such as Johnson & Johnson VIP’s, FleetCor and Christian Dior. Creations also produced social events for such luminaries as Brooke Shields, Madonna, Elton John, Paul McCartney and “the Donald”. High-end society people in Palm Beach came to Creations to ensure the success of their events. Ken Sharples is an undeniable talent in the event world. He not only has the creative ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, but he is able to take any vision a client has to the utmost level of exceptionality. Mr. Sharples provides an energetic creative forum that allows each client to surpass all their event expectations.
Having conquered the South Florida market, Mr. Sharples looked westward and was drawn by the charm of Austin, Texas. The young vibrant social atmosphere combined with the excitement, prosperity and growth of the region was a challenge he couldn’t resist.
Angela Nussel, CERP is the Administrative Vice-President for Premiere Select. Her role within Select is often behind her desk, as she is responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Human Relations for the Premiere Team. Angela is a Certified Event Rental Professional, and has served multiple positions on the board of the Austin Chapter of NACE. Throughout her career she has received individual awards for her dedication to the events industry. She is a registered election worker, and enjoys being actively involved in her community and local charities. Angela is a long time south Austin/Buda area resident, and currently resides in Buda with her family.