Patricia Lee (Patty) Howells is the mother of four and grandmother of fourteen. Prior to becoming a mother she worked as a window decorator for an exclusive women’s clothing business. She then spent several years as a dental assistant.
During her husband’s tenure with the Utah Jazz, Patty together with Gail Miller established the Jazz Wives, and non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supported issues relating to women and children in the state of Utah.
Throughout her adult life Patty has devoted hundreds of hours of class studies of homemaking, cooking, preserving food, nutrition and art. She also loves to write and walk daily.
Patty has been active in her community, primarily as an advocate for children’s’ issues over the past thirty years. She served The Children’s Justice Center and along with her husband Tim was instrumental in founding the South Jordan facility. Patty has been a director of the Sandy Club for Boys and Girls for almost twenty years and has served diligently not only as a member of the board but as a tireless worker on club projects including the annual gala over many years.
Tim Howells is a 1968 graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in history. Following graduation Tim joined Howells, Inc., a family-owned paint and wallcovering business headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his time there the company expanded its operations into other states and product lines. In 1982 Tim left the company to pursue private business ventures, including investments and commercial real estate.
In 1989 Tim was hired as the General Manager of the Utah Jazz of the NBA. During his eleven year tenure he was responsible for overseeing the operations of the franchise, serving on the NBA board of governors during his entire tenure. He also directed the operation of the organization’s IHL hockey and WNBA franchises, serving on the board of governors of each respective league. At the end of 1999 Tim left the Jazz to pursue other business ventures, including almost four years as President and CEO of Sahara, Inc., a design build general contracting company. He is currently a director of NHB Holdings and Proficio Bank and is a licensed realtor.
Always an active member of the community, Tim has directed and served on boards of several non-profit, civic and business organizations as well as industry associations. Tim currently serves on the board of The Sandy Club for Boys and Girls and The First Tee of Utah, a chapter he was responsible for founding.
Tim and his wife Patty are the parents of four children and fourteen grandchildren and are active members of their church.
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