Vinh Ho named Houston Bar Association’s new executive director


Houston attorney Vinh Ho was named the Houston Bar Association’s new executive director effective May 13, the HBA announced in a press release. Ho has over 16 years of experience in immigration and family law, civil matters, and nonprofit leadership. He will succeed current Executive Director Mindy G. Davidson, who will retire later this year after five years of service to the HBA in that position.

“I am thrilled to join the Houston Bar Association,” Ho said in a press release. “I have dedicated my career to public service and look forward to serving Houston lawyers in furtherance of our profession and the administration of justice.”

Ho, currently the senior director of legal services at the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston, brings extensive experience in immigration law, family law, and nonprofit management to the HBA. He also served as executive director of the Houston chapter of Boat People SOS, Inc., a nonprofit primarily serving the Vietnamese and Asian communities, with branches across the U.S. and Southeast Asia. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and State Bar of Texas committees, including the Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee and the Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality Committee. Ho earned his joint J.D. and MBA from Texas Tech University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a BBA in management information systems and a B.S. in biology.

“We greatly appreciate Mindy Davidson’s contributions and are very excited to have Vinh Ho join us as executive director at such an important time for the organization,” HBA President Diana Gomez said in a press release. “Vinh’s background and experience will be pivotal as we continue to expand the HBA’s impact.”

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