Frank Valeriote is a lawyer and community leader who recently served for seven years as the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Ontario. He graduated with Honours from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in Canadian History and Economics. He earned a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 1981. Mr. Valeriote co-founded the law firm of SmithValeriote LLP, where he served as a senior partner until his election. Mr. Valeriote has worked hard to mentor new entrepreneurs and promote investment in Guelph.

He is a former board member and Chair of the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre, mentoring small business owners, and actively engages in numerous fundraising efforts for various Guelph philanthropic and other charitable organizations. Mr. Valeriote lives in Guelph, Ontario.