Marianne Brackney currently serves as a member of the Montgomery College Foundation Board. She is a highly regarded community advocate, who is deeply passionate about community service. Professionally, Marianne was an experienced federal employee, who led the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and limited English Proficiency workgroups for the Social Security Administration.
Previously, as President of the Korean American Women’s Society, she made tremendous strides motivating and mobilizing DMV area Korean/Asian American community leaders and members in the area of civic engagement- ranging from citizenship drives, benefit education days, and career summit for college students and young professionals. She previously served as Vice Chair for the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, the Maryland Commission for Women, and the Maryland Commission on Aging.
Her recent awards include a Heroes of Our Time Award from the Council of Korean Americans, a Community Leader Award from the Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Asian American Excellence Award from the Baltimore County Executive. Marianne was inducted to the Baltimore Federal Women’s Council Hall of Fame and her other recognition awards include Excellence in Federal Career Silver Award by Baltimore Federal Executive Board, Maryland Governor’s Citations, Social Security Commissioner’s Team Awards, and Citations from other faith and community-based organizations.
Marianne received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and Associate of Arts degree in Hospitality Management from the Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Maryland. She has also been a contributing writer on various issues for local and overseas Korean news media and she is fluent in Korean and English.