Marianne Hyang Nam Brackney
Marianne Brackney is a well-known and highly regarded community advocate. Professionally, Marianne is an experienced federal employee. She has served as the lead liaison for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) issues for the Social Security Administration (SSA). Since 2009, she has participated on the White House Initiative on AAPIs Interagency Implementation Team. From September 2008 until June 2011, she led the SSA’s Limited English Proficiency Inter-component Workgroup. Marianne also participated in the 2005 White House Conference on Aging as a Delegate at Large.
Marianne is very passionate about community service. In addition to her role as the President of the Korean American Women’s Society, she serves as a Commissioner for the Maryland Commission for Women. She has been a contributing writer on various issues for local and overseas Korean news media. Her other community involvement and experience for the past twenty-five years include:
- Founding Member of the Mosaic Circle with the American Red Cross;
- Public Relations Director for Korean American Women’s Society of Maryland;
- Secretary General for the Korean Women’s International Network, Washington DC Chapter;
- President for the Korean Women’s Golf Association of Maryland;
- National Vice Chair for SSA’s Pacific Asian American Advisory Council;
- Vice Chair for the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs;
- Vice President, Education & Public Affairs for the National Unification Advisory Council, Washington Chapter;
- Government Liaison, Public Relations Director, and Annual Korean Festival & End of Year Gala Program Committee Chair for the Korean Society of Maryland;
- Membership Director for the League of Korean Americans, Maryland; and
- Government Liaison & Secretary General for the Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the U. S., Washington, DC Chapter
Most recently, Marianne received a 2016 Community Service Volunteer of the Year award from the Rotary Club of Glen Burnie in March 2016. Her other awards include being inducted to the Baltimore Federal Women’s Council Hall of Fame on March 21, 2012., several Maryland Governor’s Citations, Social Security Commissioner’s Team Awards, Deputy/Associate Commissioner’s Citations, and Citations from other faith and community based organizations.
Marianne received her BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. As a first-generation Korean immigrant, Marianne hopes that her unique background and experiences will provide broad insight for other Korean and Asian American women and youth.