Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young Beth A. Brooke is Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at Ernst & Young and is a member of the firm’s Global Management Group and a member of its Americas Executive Board. Beth has public policy responsibility for the firm's operations in 140 countries and relations with regulators, policymakers, and capital market stakeholders. Beth was named three years in a row by Forbes Magazine as one of the "World’s 100 Most Powerful Women" and was named 2009 Woman of the Year by Concern Worldwide.
During the Clinton Administration, she worked for two years in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care. She played important roles in the healthcare reform and Superfund reform efforts.
Throughout her career, Beth has been actively engaged in numerous civic and business organizations. She is a member of the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute and the Committee of 200. She serves on the Boards of Vital Voices, The Committee for Economic Development, The Atlantic Council of the United States, the Partnership for Public Service, TechnoServe, the National Women’s Law Center, and The White House Project. She serves on the March of Dimes Public Policy Advisory Council, the Women’s Leadership Board of the Kennedy School at Harvard, and the Women’s Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum. Beth serves on public policy advisory councils for Georgetown University and Indiana University. She is also a member of the Audit Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Defense, is a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and serves as a Pathways Envoy for the U.S. State Department.