|Member of the Montreal Executive Committee responsible for culture, heritage, and design|
|Preceded by||Élaine Ayotte|
|Member of the Montreal Executive Committee responsible for the Space for Life|
|Preceded by||Michel Bissonnet|
|Member of the Montreal Executive Committee responsible for the status of women|
|Preceded by||Émilie Thuillier|
|Montreal City Councillor for Champlain–L'Île-des-Sœurs|
|Preceded by||Vacant (previously Ginette Marotte)|
|Political party||Équipe Denis Coderre|
Manon Gauthier is a politician and administrator in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has served on the Montreal city council since November 2013 as a member of the Équipe Denis Coderre pour Montréal party and is a member of mayor Denis Coderre's executive committee with responsibility for culture. She was previously the chief executive officer of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from 2009 to 2013.
Early life and Career
Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University. She began her career in the arts and entertainment sector and later served as a vice-president of Weber Shandwick (2000–04) and as a senior vice-president of Cohn & Wolfe (2004–09).
Segal Centre CEO
Gauthier was recruited to serve as chief executive officer of the Segal Centre for Performing Arts by board chairperson Alvin Segal in autumn 2009. She has said that her primary responsibility was to take an organization "firmly and proudly" rooted in Montreal's Jewish community and make it a "multidisciplinary center, multilingual and open to the world." During this time, Gauthier also served as a board member of Culture Montreal and a member of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards gala committee.
In December 2010, Gauthier was included in the Financial Post Magazine's listing of the one hundred most influential women in Canada. She resigned her position with the Segal Centre on June 1, 2013.
Gauthier was recruited by mayoral candidate Denis Coderre to run for city council in the 2013 Montreal municipal election. During this campaign, Coderre described Gauthier as one of the "three pillars" of his party and promised that she would receive the culture portfolio in his administration. Coderre was victorious in the mayoral contest, and Gauthier won a narrow victory for councillor in the Verdun division of Champlain–L'Île-des-Sœurs.
Gauthier is also a member of the Verdun borough council by virtue of holding her position as a city councillor.
|Montreal municipal election, 2013: Councillor, Champlain–L'Île-des-Sœurs|
|Équipe Denis Coderre||Manon Gauthier||2,972||26.25|
|Vrai changement||Mathieu Bélanger||2,643||23.34|
|Projet Montréal||Jack L. Kugelmass||2,195||19.39|
|Coalition Montréal||André Julien||1,612||14.24|
|Équipe Andrée Champoux||Jacques Gendron||1,067||9.42|
|Option Verdun / Montréal||Marc Touchette||833||7.36|
|Total valid votes||11,322||100||–|
|Total rejected ballots||379||3.24||–|
|Electors on the lists||25,660||–||–|
|Source: Election results, 2013, City of Montreal.|
- Thuiller was styled as the executive committee member responsible for social and community development, family, seniors, youth, and women.
- Samuel Larochelle, "Portrait de Manon Gauthier : femme d'influence, femme de culture, femme d'affaires", Le Huffington Post, 22 March 2013.
- Ernest Hoffman, "Broadening the Centre: Manon Gauthier on Edgy Classics, New Leaders, and Montreal’s Cultural Geography", Almemar, 25 March 2013, accessed 7 December 2013.
- Manon Gauthier, LinkedIn, accessed 7 December 2013.
- "Quebecer Manon Gauthier tapped as Segal Centre's new Executive Director," Canada NewsWire, 28 January 2010; Jennifer Campbell, "Diamonds, Champagne, Bling & Bubbly; Segal Centre Events Support Arts Education," Montreal Gazette, 2 June 2012, H8.
- Samuel Larochelle, "Portrait de Manon Gauthier : femme d'influence, femme de culture, femme d'affaires", Le Huffington Post, 22 March 2013. See also Pat Donnelly, "Departing Segal CEO is 'very, very proud' of centre's progress," Montreal Gazette, 16 May 2013, A26.
- Ron Bruemmer, "Mayor Coderre snubs Projet Montreal; Top decision-making body makes history with Haitian speaker; Cote brought on as special adviser," Montreal Gazette, 19 November 2013, A4; Jennifer Campbell, "Arts fete is simply unforgettable; GG Performing Arts Awards take centre stage at intimate gathering," Montreal Gazette, 11 May 2013, H8.
- Pamela Jeffrey, "Canada's Most Powerful Women," Financial Post Magazine, December 2010.
- "On cjnews.com," Canadian Jewish News, 14 May 2013, p. 47.
- Linda Gyulai, "Forming inner circle is Coderre's next task; Mayor-elect to name inspector general to oversee contract awarding," Montreal Gazette, 5 November 2013, A6. The other two "pillars" were Pierre Desrochers and Damien Silès.
- Coderre names executive committee, CTV News, 19 November 2013, accessed 5 December 2013.
- City of Montreal page (in French)