Elaine Ho, J.D.

S3-I Sustaining Diversity and Inclusion Strategies in Today’s Changing Government

About Elaine Ho, J.D.

Elaine P. Ho is Deputy Executive Director for Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Internal Revenue Service.  She is responsible for leading, developing, and implementing diversity strategies across the IRS, as well as overseeing the Service’s conflict resolution program.

Ms. Ho has been featured in DiversityInc, HR Magazine, Diverse and other publications for her innovative efforts in diversity management. She has been a keynote speaker and panelist for Federal Agencies and other organizations promoting the value and importance of diversity within our government.  Before coming into the federal government, Ms. Ho began her career by serving over four years in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps as a criminal prosecutor and then joined the law firm, Paul Hastings, as an employment law attorney.  

Ms. Ho earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her law degree from the University of Florida, and her executive certificate in Diversity Strategy from Georgetown University.  She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Florida.  She lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and three beautiful children.


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