Christina Ho was appointed as Board member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 and sworn in on November 9, 2021. Her current term expires on October 24, 2025.
Prior to joining the PCAOB, Board Member Ho served as Vice President of Government Analytics and Innovation at Elder Research. Previously, she served for two years as the Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer for the University of Maryland College Park, an institution with a budget of over $2 billion with a diverse research portfolio for over $1 billion in grants and contracts.
From 2009 through 2017, Board Member Ho held a number of senior roles at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency from 2014 to 2017. In this capacity, she led the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 with the goal to track over $4 trillion in annual spending and link data from over 100 federal agencies into one common data structure. She also oversaw the consolidation and publication of the Financial Report of the U.S. Government, represented the Treasury Department on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, and led critical operations at Treasury, including the auction operations of Treasury marketable securities and a government-wide accounting program reflecting a daily cash flow in excess of $50 billion.
Prior to joining the U.S. Treasury, Board Member Ho was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She is a certified public accountant and earned a B.S. from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Board Member Ho is passionate about serving her community, especially with regard to advancing equality and equity. She previously served on the Board of the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, dedicated to advancing the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans. She was a founding member for the Greater Washington Chapter of Ascend, the largest nonprofit pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America.