Meet the Team

Elizabeth Shaw

President of Davine, Author, Speaker, Event Planner

Elizabeth uses her years of extensive events experience to help individuals and organizations achieve the event they’ve always dreamed of.

Prior to starting Davine Events in 2005, Elizabeth worked as Director of Event Operations at FM&A Events, a local Destination Management and Events Company, creating and facilitating events for local and international corporate and association clients planning events in Greater Boston. Her professional background also includes event management experience at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Elizabeth’s parent company, Davine Inc., is a strategic consulting and mentoring firm dedicated to facilitating individual and organizational experiences, events, and engagement to build a world of optimism.

Elizabeth Shaw

President of Davine, Author, Speaker, Event Planner

The must-haves on my event packing list are Post-its, tape, and Sharpies.

Ask me about the event where a cirque performer brough an unapproved fire act into a presidential library.

If I could do an event anywhere in the world, it would be Morocco – the colors and markets and infinite options for decor and food would be a recipe for an incredible event.

The one event tip that I always follow is ask every question imaginable – every time I thought to ask “what do you mean by that?” or “who is doing ___?” and didn’t, it’s come back to bite me.

My favorite aspect of planning an event is bringing a vision to life in a way that a leader or organization always hoped was bossible but couldn’t believe was.

Kate Bean

Project Manager

Best known as our client’s right-hand gal and collaborative partner, Kate offers innovative solutions and works alongside our clients to help them plan and execute events that exceed expectations. She is best known for her above-and-beyond sense of service and unflappable demeanor, from coordinating vendors to streamlining all aspects of the events to ensure that the day-of runs smoothly.  As a team, we can’t live without her ability to always reconnect us, and our clients, with the WHY behind the event.

Prior to joining Davine Events in 2017 as the lead for our non-profit events at the time, Kate worked as the event manager for Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a nonprofit located south of Boston. She also gained a variety of skills managing communications and wish fulfillment at The Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA & RI, as well as handling PR for both retail and B2B companies.

Kate Bean

Project Manager

The must-haves on my event packing list are Band-Aids – without fail, I end up with a blister on my feet that could ruin the event for me.

Ask me about the event where an unexpected 8′ Yule log was delivered 2 hours before the start of an event with no space left on the floor plan to display it.

If I could do an event anywhere in the world, it would be a wine retreat in Italy.

The one event tip that I always follow is confirm, reconfirm, and reconfirm again – I got burned once because I didn’t do this, and it’s not ingrained in my process.

My favorite aspect of planning an event is the feeling when the event is over – it’s so rewarding to see all of the hard work come to fruition.

Lorenza Bronkhorst

Operations Manager

As an organizational and logistics wizard, Lorenza uses her years of experience with systems and databases to develop streamlined and efficient processes for all aspects of an event. She is relentless in finding solutions that maximize time, energy, and contributions to provide the best overall outcome for our clients, as well as specializing in registration and event software. As a team, we can’t live without her wit and uncanny ability to manage extensive amounts of data in a clear, logical, and measurable format.

Prior to joining Davine Events full-time in 2018, Lorenza was the on-site expert for event registration and software since 2015. Additionally, she has several years of experience in event planning and management for private schools, libraries, and other nonprofits.

Lorenza Bronkhorst

Operations Manager

The must-haves on my event packing list are comfortable shoes for setup/teardown (and as comfortable as possible for the event itself).

Ask me about the event where I was responsible for getting the surprise guest – a pony – from the parking garage to the ballroom of a five-star hotel.

If I could do an event anywhere in the world, it would be India – I’ve had the chance to live there and the dancing, bright colors, and smells of spices give everything an unmatched energy.

The one event tip that I always follow is check that all the technology (computers, tablets, wireless routers, etc.) works together at least a few days before the event.

My favorite aspect of planning an event is working with vendors on creative solutions and ways to add an extra level of excitement for attendees.

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