April 21, 2017: Holly L. Ham was appointed as the Assistant Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Education yesterday, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Ham, of Texas, has worked as a management consultant and sales executive at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for many years. She has long worked with efforts supporting families and students in need, working on the board of directors for Skills for Living, Inc. and advising the board of Financial Mentors of America. Ham is also an APAWLI fellow through The Center for Asian Pacific American Women’s leadership program. Ham received her MBA, with a focus on finance, from the University of Houston.