Beth A. Brooke serves on the boards of the New York Times Company, eHealth, and SHEEX, as well as the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the Aspen Institute, Conference Board, Vital Voices, and APCO’s International Advisory Council. She was formerly global vice chair – public policy at Ernst and Young where her work focused on shaping the firm’s strategic direction and position on public policy and included engaging with regulators, policymakers, business leaders, investors, and other stakeholders around the world. Prior to this position, Brooke was national director of tax advisory services at Ernst and Young in Washington, D.C.
Brooke played an active role embedding corporate responsibility into Ernst and Young’s strategy. She spearheaded the creation of the Ernst and Young Corporate Responsibility group, including its Fellows Program, which enables the firm’s top performers to spend three months using their expertise to work to help aspiring local entrepreneurs in developing countries. In her work with Ernst and Young and in her community involvement, Brooke worked in developing countries to support and work with entrepreneurs as engines for poverty alleviation and economic growth.
During the Clinton administration, Brooke worked for 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.
Brooke is a global advocate of diversity and inclusion for the LGBT community and women, named to Forbes “World's 100 Most Powerful Women” list 11 times.
A certified public accountant, Brooke has an undergraduate degree, with highest distinction, from Purdue University, where she majored in Industrial Management/Computer Science, while playing intercollegiate women’s basketball.