In 2005, Pam purchased the catering company You Name It Events, and in 2007 she acquired Inventive Incentives. These companies were consolidated as Divine Events in 2010 and have grown to become one of the top caterers in Southern Nevada. In 2016, Pam and Divine were named to the Leading Caterers of America, a prestigious group of 70 caterers in the United States and Canada.
Divine Events conducted approximately 600 events each year until they were awarded the exclusive catering and cafe contract at the Springs Preserve, where they operated for eight years and significantly increased the volume of events they executed. In late 2022, Divine Events completed construction and opened its state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, corporate offices, tasting room, and warehouse facility, catering upwards of 2,000 events each year. Divine is the owner/operator of their own luxury facility, Proprietors Reserve, and is the exclusive caterer at Cili Bali Hai and is preferred at several other venues, including Neon Museum, Meet Las Vegas, Mob Museum, Maverick Helicopters, Flyover, and Bronco Roadeo.
Pam, a Nevada native, graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno. Prior to owning the catering company, Pam 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. Catering and event planning is her passion. Pam worked for William Harrah right out of college, and her career in the slot manufacturing business began at IGT in 1981. Her assignments included Financial Analyst, Director of Route and Casino Operations, Operations Manager of the Video Lottery Division, Sales Operations Manager, and finally, Director of Marketing Services. Following her tenure at IGT, Pam worked for Sodak Gaming, Mikohn Gaming, and Bally Technologies as VP of Proprietary Games until she purchased the catering company.
Pam is married to Ken Howatt and has one grown daughter, Cassie, who is also an event industry executive. Pam's son-in-law, Sean Leibovici, is the Vice President of Operations for Divine Events. Pam's 97-year-old father, "Pop," is also a special part of the company. Pam actively supports various local organizations that focus on helping children and teens.