ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, NDC
Experienced senior executive and change agent with over two and a half decades of multi-disciplinary experience spanning highly complex environments in private enterprise and the federal government
Holly Ham is a senior executive with Precise Software Solutions, Inc., based in Rockville, MD, helping the firm drive strategic growth across governments and new markets. As Chief Growth Office, Ham works with Precise’s leadership and business development teams and key partners to provide technology solutions that are citizen-centric to government agencies and to enter industry-specific markets.
For the past four years, Ham served in the Executive Branch of the federal government in senior executive roles in three federal agencies. At the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ham served as Director of Special Projects, driving agency-wide transformational initiatives to optimize HUD’s operations with improved delivery of service.
At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ham served as Senior Advisor in the Minority Business Development Agency, providing solutions to help minority business enterprises (MBEs) stimulate the U.S. GDP. Under Ham’s leadership, MBDA kick started a gateway to a virtual business center bringing tools, resources and funding to develop, grow and mature the country’s approximately 11 million MBEs.
At the U.S. Department of Education, Ham served as Assistant Secretary for Management overseeing the agency’s human capital management, security, logistics, facilities, student privacy compliance, EEO services, and records management. In her role as Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Ham advocated for approximately 22 million AAPIs across the United States and territories for improved access and resources.
Prior to serving with the federal government in Washington, D.C., Ham spent over 20 years working in private enterprise focused on increasing organizations' productivity through technology. In the early part of her career, she worked as a management consultant for Fortune 100 firms, achieving hundreds of millions of dollars in savings by increasing efficiency through a combination of business process improvement, application of new technologies, and the redeployment and retraining the workforce.
Ham also drove business growth in sales and business development by leading multiple teams working closely with corporate executives to provide strategic solutions to complex senior-level challenges, including enterprise data management and security, enterprise resource planning initiatives and enhancements, application modernization, and cloud initiatives.
Ham is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received both her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees, graduating as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children.