Christina Ho

Placed Leader

Christina Ho

Controller
University of Maryland, College Park

May 25, 2018

Koya was engaged to lead the search for University of Maryland – College Park’s new University Controller. Our partnership resulted in the placement of Christina Ho, a senior executive with over twenty-four years of broad experience and a track record of successful innovation in multiple sectors. She brings deep experience in the financial services industry including mortgage banking, securities, capital access programs, treasury operations, and financial reporting at federal, state, local government levels.

Christina is the CEO & Founder of PolicyInsights, aims to using artificial intelligence to help governments improve program outcomes by providing consulting services on improvements as well as the innovation of government data, systems and processes.

Christina was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency at US Treasury. She successfully led the implementation of the Digital Accountability & Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) with the goal to track nearly $4 trillion dollars in annual spending and link data from over 100 federal agencies into one common data structure. She also oversaw the consolidation of the Financial Report of the U.S. Government with over $2 trillion in revenue and over $2.5 trillion in asset. She represented US Treasury on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB). Prior to joining US Treasury, she was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she played a key role in the largest restatement audit in US history.

She received the US Treasury Secretarial Meritorious Service Award, and has received multiple industry awards for her innovative work and leadership in technology, open data, and GRC (governance, risk and compliance). She is a frequent blogger, public speaker and has been featured in leading publications including AICPA Issue Brief, IBM Center for the Business of Government Magazine, AGA Journal, Nextgov, Federal News Radio, and Government Matters TV.

Christina is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified information system auditor (CISA). She received her bachelor degree in Accounting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.