Marie-Claude Johnson

Co-Founder

Marie-Claude Johnson is a co-founder and partner at HATLEY. She has more than fifteen years of experience in communications and strategic counsel. At HATLEY, Marie-Claude is responsible for government and public relations for several private companies in the industrial, energy and natural resources sectors. Her practice involves managing regulatory and legislative issues and consulting in corporate communications.

After successfully launching an IT start-up as an entrepreneur, she handled the innovation file in the office of Quebec’s Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Exportation. She was then responsible for public procurements and government services at the office of Quebec’s Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board. Marie-Claude has also worked as a strategic communications consultant in Washington DC with the aerospace industry.

Her professional experience and community involvement have enabled Marie-Claude to develop strong links inside the Quebec, Canadian and U.S. governments. An urban planner by training, Marie-Claude frequently participates in and helps organize fundraising events for charitable causes. She is the Vice President of the Institut québécois d’affaires publiques and sits on the organizing committee of the Semaine nationale des institutions québécoises. Since January 2012, she has been on the board of directors of the Quebec Association of Lobbyists.