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Celebrations

May 2, 2014

Beth Brooke and Michelle Marciniak

Beth A. (Millard) Brooke and Michelle M. Marciniak, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania., were lovingly married April 17, 2014, at The Office of the City Clerk in New York City, New York.

Mrs. Beth Brooke-Marciniak is the global vice chair – public policy for Ernst & Young (EY). In addition, she is EY’s global sponsor for diversity and inclusiveness and a prominent advocate for the benefits of inclusive leadership and growth while spearheading the EY Women Athletes Business Network. Beth, involved in numerous civic boards and causes, has been named six times to the Forbes list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” She served in the first Clinton Administration and played intercollegiate women’s basketball for Purdue University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management/computer science, and also received an honorary doctorate degree.

She is the daughter of the late Howard J. Millard and E. Mary Millard, formerly of Kokomo. Beth was an academic and athletic standout at Taylor High School. Her mother resides at Sacred Heart in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Michelle Brooke-Marciniak is the co-founder and co-CEO of SHEEX Inc., the world’s first globally patented performance fabric bedding. She is a member of the 2014 Class of Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute, which mobilizes a new breed of leaders to tackle the world’s most intractable problems. Michelle, along with fellow SHEEX co-founder and co-CEO Susan Walvius, received an EY Winning Women Award in 2012, a prestigious honor celebrating the top female entrepreneurs in America. A highly sought-after speaker and panelist, Michelle serves on the board of the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer’s and speaks on behalf of Summitt.

She played basketball at the University of Tennessee for the legendary Coach Summitt. Michelle led Tennessee to the 1996 NCAA basketball crown and secured the title of NCAA MVP. She was later inducted into the 2012 Class of the Lady Vol Hall of Fame. Mrs. Michelle Brooke-Marciniak graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in psychology.

Michelle is the daughter of the late Walter F. “Whitey” Marciniak and Elizabeth “Betsy” Marciniak, Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. and Mrs. Brooke-Marciniak celebrated their nuptials with a reception hosted by Executive Chef Maria Loi at her Loi Restaurant, New York City, attended by family and friends from around the world. The couple make their home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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