OUR TEAM

Ann Bohl Deacon

Founder and CEO

Ann Bohl Deacon

Ann is a sixth generation Texan. After graduating from The University of Texas, Ann practiced in public accounting. Ann has been recognized as an industry leader since she entered the Executive Search and Staffing industry and has received numerous awards for outstanding performance as an Executive Recruiter and a national industry leader. Ann has been inducted into the National Association of Personnel Services Hall of Fame for her leadership, innovation and contributions to the Executive Search and Staffing industry. Ann received the prestigious Norbert I. B. Fried Ethics National Award in recognition of her efforts to upgrade the image and practices of the Executive Search and Staffing industry. Ann is the Founder and CEO of Deacon Recruiting Inc., Deacon Professional Services LLC, and Lux Concierge LP. Deacon is one of the largest Executive Search firms in central Texas. Lux Concierge founded in 2021 is the largest concierge firm in Austin, Texas and has recently started to serve the Denver market.

Ann continues to give back to the community through her many Board activities. Ann currently serves on The University of Texas’ Chancellors Council Executive Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UTSA Alvarez School of Business. Ann is a Past Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Personnel Services; previous Community Board Leadership positions include the International Entrepreneurs Organization, the Battered Women’s Shelter of Bexar County, Arthritis Foundation, and the Junior League of San Antonio. Mrs. Deacon has received Distinguished Volunteer Awards and the President’s Award from various organizations.

Ann has been married to her husband, Charlie, for 35 years. She has strong family values and she considers herself fortunate to have close lifelong friends.

Summer Smith

Vice President

Summer Smith

Summer manages the Operational responsibilities in the Austin and Denver markets. Throughout her career Summer has worked to define company culture and image to achieve numerous honors, including recognition in Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work and Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000.

Summer is a vibrant, data-driven, and customer service-focused leader who loves to marry people to processes to create operational efficiency and memorable experiences for employees and customers.

Customer service-obsessed, she possesses over 20 years of cross-functional operations, project management and sales experience working with organization’s boasting teams of creative thinkers focusing on the top-line drive, as well as bottom-line results.

Inspiring business success by fostering a sense of loyalty, consistency, and compassion among team members, Summer balances high expectations and standards with seamless organization and communication, all while having fun at work.

Rodney Thomas

Senior Concierge Director

Rodney Thomas

Rodney Thomas joined the Lux Concierge team in 2020, bringing over 36 years of Concierge experience. At an early age he witnessed chivalry and human effort to accommodate one another. From that point on, he knew he wanted his life to revolve around relationships and spending time with people.

From the moment he walked in to apply to his first Concierge job at The Marriot, his Mentor knew he was something special!

In his free time, Rodney enjoys basketball, working out, entertaining and being outside

Paul Flores

Concierge Director

Paul Flores

Paul Flores is a Concierge Director with Lux Concierge. He has served various Lux Clients in Austin, Texas including The Whitley, Ashton Austin, SkyHouse, The Quincy, and most recently, The Bowen.

Paul brings a 14 year tenure in the Concierge business, with over 20 years of Retail Management experience. As someone who enjoys challenges and problem solving, Paul has found his perfect fit in the Hospitality Industry.
Paul has a great love for music, and has been a lead singer to an award winning rock band since 1996.

Chance Copeland

Concierge Director

Chance Copeland

Chance Copeland is a Concierge Director with Lux’s long standing and valued Client, SkyHouse Austin. With countless Resident and Client Testimonials, Chance has a proven passion for making a difference in people’s lives and making Residents always feel at home.

Chance has been a Concierge for 6 years, with over 15 years of Customer Service Experience. He has found his true home at SkyHouse Austin, and enjoys the strong relationships he has formed with the Residents.
In his free time, Chance loves listening to live music and supporting the booming Austin music scene.

Cedric Mallet

Concierge Director

Cedric Mallet

Cedric Mallet is a Concierge Director at The luxurious Quincy in downtown Austin, Texas. In his Leadership Role at Lux Concierge, he is able to infuse his deep passion for life and for people.

Cedric successfully served in the Navy for 8 years before becoming an On Air Radio Personality. His time in the Entertainment Industry led him to his next role as a Casino Host, allowing him to discover his love for hospitality and “selling experiences”.

In his free time, Cedric enjoys travel, live music and music festivals. Making Austin, Texas the perfect place to be.

Maxwell Jakobovits

Concierge Director

Maxwell

Maxwell Jakobovits is a Concierge Director at The Catherine, located in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. Maxwell joined the Lux Concierge Team in early 2022, and has been instrumental in ensuring Resident and Client satisfaction.

Maxwell has outstanding tenure, with 15 years of Customer Service and Management experience. He has worked in various fields including home improvement, electronics, and international shipping.

Maxwell currently lives in Northwest Austin with his amazing partner of 8 years and their goofy Standard Poodle, Phoenix. When he’s not improving the lives of Residents and Team Members, Maxwell enjoys cooking for his family and friends, playing bass guitar, and tinkering with electronics.

Chris Wilson

Concierge Director

Chris Wilson

Chris has been serving people with a personal touch for the past 30 years. People are his passion.

He has been an advocate for students in higher education, a leader amongst workers in the service industry, as well as a passionate conversant with people from all walks of life.

Chris started his career in the hospitality industry and then transitioned to IT Consulting, owning his own business for over 10 years. He spent 15 years working in higher education in variety of roles at Parkland College before relocating to Texas. With a desire to return to his roots to work in service, Chris spent several years in restaurant management in Austin with organizations such as Torchy’s Tacos and Alamo Drafthouse.

Chris is a passionate fan of pop-culture. If you’re a fan of music (particularly vinyl records), German automobiles, or “The Simpsons,” he will be likely bend your ears for hours at a time.”

Summerlyn Allen

Concierge Director

Summerlyn Allen

Summerlyn Allen is a Concierge Director in Lux Concierge’s Denver Market. In Summerlyn’s upward career path, she has progressed from her Customer Service background to growing her skills in Hospitality Management for the last seven years.

Summerlyn is a Denver native who just relocated back from Maine. She has found her true fit in serving others!

Outside of work, Summerlyn loves to read and watch movies. She also has a passion for music and learning about radio/tv production. Some of her favorite hobbies are cooking and traveling the country!

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