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Vice President of Conferences and Meetings
Mortgage Bankers Association
Elaine Howard is Vice President of Conferences and Meetings at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), responsible for the development and execution of MBA's five large signature conferences and 40 smaller meetings, as well as other special events. She began at MBA as senior director of meetings and conferences in January 2001.
Prior to joining MBA, Howard served as deputy chief of staff to the Secretary of Labor, and was responsible for planning and event logistics for the department. Before working for the U.S. Department of Labor, she served as the director of the Inaugural Balls with the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Committee, as the Director of Events with the Democratic National Committee, and as Director of Events with the Clinton/Gore 1996 presidential campaign. Previously, Howard was the Director of Sales at Washington's Embassy Row Hotel. She did her hospitality training at Marriott Corporation and the Club Managers Association of Australia.
Howard received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completed graduate study at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.