Maryse Gaudreault has extensive experience in the fields of public administration and politics. She was responsible for the administration and management of activities at the national office of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport from 1987 to 1993; was responsible for administration at the Fédération canadienne pour l'alphabétisation en français; and served as the director of the Fondation du CHSLD de Hull from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2008, she served as political adviser and press secretary to the Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Hull, and in 2008, was herself elected to represent that riding and was re-elected without interruption until 2022. During her terms, she served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women (2008), and to the Minister of International Relations (2009 to 2012). As the third vice-president of the National Assembly from 2014 to 2022, she carried out several mandates, including the presidency of the Cercle des femmes parlementaires, the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant, the National Assembly’s Comité zero harcèlement and the working group on the creation of a monument for victims of residential schools. Ms. Gaudreault also has many years of community service to her credit. She has served as honorary chair of numerous fundraising campaigns for several community organizations, volunteered at the Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie hospice for several years, and chaired the Association des résidents du quartier du Dôme for approximately five years. For her service to the ideals of cooperation and friendship within the Francophonie, she was inducted as Knight (2018) and then as Officer of the Ordre de la Pléiade (2022). Ms. Gaudreault holds a degree in computer science from the Institut de data processing de Québec.