Martine Hébert took office as Québec Delegate in Chicago in 2019. She is an experienced manager and a recognized communicator, with nearly thirty years of experience in public and government affairs, as well as in economic development. From 2010 to 2019, she served as Senior Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, a pan-Canadian organization representing small and medium-sized businesses. Previously, Ms. Hébert also operated her own public and government relations firm for 10 years. During her career, she also held a number of political positions within the Government of Québec, and has been an administrator, co-chair and member of various government committees, such as la Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, le Comité-conseil sur l’allègement réglementaire et administratif du Québec, and la Commission des partenaires du marché du travail. Ms. Hébert holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Economics. In recognition of her career and level of excellence, she was awarded an honorary degree in 2010 by the Faculty of Arts and Science (Department of Economics) at the Université de Montréal. Ms. Hébert has also authored a number of publications related to government relations, such as the book Les secrets du lobbying. She also taught the first course in government relations offered at Université de Montréal.