Marianne Hyang Nam Brackney

Marianne Hyang Nam Brackney

President (CEO)

Marianne Brackney recently retired from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).  She was a Team Leader in the Office of External Affairs in the Office of Communications and has served as the lead liaison for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) issues for SSA.  Marianne has participated on the White House Initiative on AAPIs Interagency Implementation Team and has made significant contributions in Social Security data for Asian and Pacific Islander language access and preferences efforts.

Previously, Marianne served as lead liaison responsible for Aging populations and the Medicare Part D Extra Help national outreach activities.  From September 2008 until June 2011, she led the SSA’s Limited English Proficiency Inter-component Workgroup.

Marianne is passionate about community service and she is a well-known and highly regarded community, advocate.  She currently serves as President for Korean American Women’s Society and her involvement and experience for the past twenty-seven years include:

  • Member of the Howard County Economic Opportunity & Prosperity Task Force;
  • Member of the Maryland Commission for Women;
  • Founding member of the Mosaic Circle with the American Red Cross;
  • Public Relations Director for Korean American Women’s Society of Maryland;
  • National Vice Chair for SSA’s Pacific Asian American Advisory Council;
  • Vice Chair for the Maryland Governor’s Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission;
  • 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;
  • President, the Korean Women’s Golf Association of Maryland;
  • Membership Director for the League of Korean Americans, Maryland; and
  • Secretary-General for the Korean Women’s International Network, Washington DC Chapter.


Marianne received a 2016 Community Service Volunteer of the Year award from the Rotary Club of Glen Burnie.  Marianne was inducted to the Baltimore Federal Women’s Council Hall of Fame in March 2012 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.  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.