Premier, a design, procurement, capital management, and project management firm, is further investing in its design team by promoting Abby Shehan as Design Director and Leslie Wynne as Design Manager. Shehan and Wynne, who previously served as Senior Designer and Senior Interior Designer respectively, have been integral to Premier’s rise as a leader in the hospitality industry. The firm’s roster is expansive, having partnered with global brands including Hilton, Hyatt, and Ritz-Carlton, in addition to its growing partnerships in residential and student housing developments.

“We’re proud to promote Abby and Leslie; today’s announcement represents both our commitment to internal growth and producing industry-leading design throughout for several industries,” said Carla Niemann, Premier’s Senior Vice President of Design. “At a time when hotel managers, multifamily developers, and universities are rethinking how to optimize built environments in the wake of the pandemic, Abby and Leslie’s creativity will help Premier to deliver innovative and cost-effective projects for our clients.”

As Design Director, Shehan will utilize her ingenuity and leadership skills to spearhead various aspects of Premier’s projects including coordinating her team, taking on responsibilities for deadlines, and managing and overseeing the design and profitability of future projects. Prior to working for Premier, Shehan was the Lead Interior Designer at Pulp Design Studios and a Senior Designer for Duncan Miller Ullmann. Her background will help her to successfully lead Premier’s growing number of design projects and allow her to bring clients’ varying creative visions to life by ensuring a smooth transition from phase to phase.

As Design Manager, Wynne will invest her time to train Premier’s Junior Designers and facilitate an administrative role in managing project responsibilities and deadlines. With a love of discovering new materials and cultures, Wynne works to ensure Premier’s projects allow guests to feel the unique energy of their surroundings. Prior to joining Premier, Wynne was an Interior Designer for Jones Baker. She served on the local board for Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) for nine years and was President of the Dallas chapter in 2017.

About Premier

Since 1994, Dallas-based Premier has offered comprehensive solutions encompassing interior design & architecture, procurement and project management services for any renovation, redevelopment or ground up new construction project. Our hospitality, multifamily and student housing clients value our ability to provide innovative creations along with cost savings services throughout every phase of each project. We bring more than 25 years of experience and offer a one-stop shop of bundle of services. Clients can also partner with Premier’s services a la carte. Premier looks at projects with a consultative approach that allows them to maximize and leverage its existing relationships for their clients’ benefit. And with over $2.5 billion of dollars of renovations and development projects completed, Premier has earned its position as an industry leader. For more information, please visit (

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