President, Pam Howatt established the Las Vegas based, DiVine Events after 20 years of hands-on event planning experience. Formally, DiVine Event Productions, Howatt and her team re-focused their mission to meet the needs and trends of today’s corporate and private clientele.
Howatt’s event management enterprise began in 2005 when she acquired You Name it Events and then Inventive Incentives in 2007, eventually merging the two operations into Divine Event Productions in 2008. The company has evolved into what is now known as DiVine Events, a full service catering and event planning company, specializing in private celebrations, corporate events and company picnics, producing over 600 events a year.
Striving to exceed client expectations, Howatt has built a solid reputation on providing personalized service, a well trained professional staff, exceptional décor and the highest quality cuisine.
Prior to establishing her own business, Howatt was an executive in the Gaming industry. During her 17-year career with gaming manufacturer IGT, Pam was responsible for planning meetings, trade shows, and customer events all over the world. Event planning is her passion. Pam’s family is an integral part of the companies and are involved in all day to day creative planning and execution.
Pam received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada in Reno. She immediately started her career at Harrah’s as the Accounting and Operations Manager for Bill Harrah’s personal and privately held businesses.
Her career at IGT began in 1981. Her assignments ranged from Financial Analyst, Director of Route and Casino Operations, Operations Manager-Video Lottery Division, Sales Operations and Event Planning Manager and finally, Director of Marketing Services.
Upon leaving IGT in 1996, Pam moved to Rapid City, SD but remained in the gaming industry by joining Sodak Gaming as the Director of International Operations Administration and then in 1998 returned to Las Vegas to work at Mikohn Gaming as Director of Marketing and General Manager Tables Games Division. In 2000 she joined Bally Technologies as Vice President Proprietary Games until 2005 when she purchased the catering company.
Pam has received awards from Special Event in 1996, 1996 Distinguished Lottery Professional, and was named one of 10 Great Women in Gaming in 2005. She was Marketing Chairperson for GAMMA in 2000 and Vice Chairman for the American Heart Association in 1998. She received the NACE Philanthropic Member of the Year award in 2008, was nominated for the Woman’s Chamber of Commerce 2008 Athena Award and inducted in the Woman’s Hall of Fame in July 2009.
Pam has generously helped many different organizations providing food, decor and in kind donations. Organizations assisting children are her favorite, and she generously supports Clark County Special Needs Adoption and Foster Parent programs as well as Street Teens, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tuberous Sclerosis Yearly Walkathon, Three Square, various Scholarship programs, Assistance League of Las Vegas, Miracle Flights for Kids, HRC and Mom’s In Business Network, to name a few.