Laurie Peskin Marchini was elected to the Allegany County Board of Education on November 2, 2010. Laurie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in communications from Western Maryland College. She also has a Master's degree in publications design from the University of Baltimore. Prior to returning to Cumberland in 1996, Laurie worked in marketing for Weinberg and Green, a 120-lawyer firm in Baltimore. Since returning home, Laurie has been very active in the community. She has been very involved in the Cumberland YMCA and has served on the Board of Directors for the past five years. Always a very active parent volunteer in the schools her children attend, she also serves on the Allegany High School Academic Endowment Fund. Laurie resides in Cumberland with her husband and two sons.