Elaine P. Ho is the Chief of Staff for the United States Digital Service, a White House start up that leverages technology to deliver better services to the American people. She is responsible for establishing overall structure and efficiency as USDS continues to evolve as an organization as it approaches its third year in government. Elaine oversees all overall operations including budget, communications, legislative affairs, human resources, and diversity and inclusion. She actively forges strategic relationships across the White House, federal government, and other key stakeholders, while tackling the myriad of strategic projects as the need frequently arises. Elaine has a wide range of experiences from the public sector, private sector, and the military. Most recently, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the White House’s Council of Women and Girls and the National Security Council under President Obama. She led the strategic coordination of several federal agencies and White House components to implement Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, a US government effort that seeks to provide quality education for adolescent girls worldwide so that they can reach their full potential. Prior to joining the White House, she held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff at the Internal Revenue Service. There, she was responsible for shaping and executing the strategic priorities of the IRS Commissioner through collaboration with senior leadership to help drive the effective performance and management of IRS’s global tax operations and its 87,000-person workforce. Previously she served in senior roles leading transformative diversity and inclusion strategies for large federal agencies. Before coming into the federal government, Elaine began her career as a practicing attorney, 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, specializing in employment law and diversity and inclusion. Elaine continues to serve her country as an Air Force Reservist. She 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 wonderful husband and three beautiful children, ages 9, 6, and 4.