Wendy L. Ault
A former reproductive health teacher and Assistant Director of Admissions at Westbrook College (now the University of New England) in Portland, Maine, Ault served as the Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Maine at Farmington for seventeen years.
During her tenure at UMF, she was elected to four terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing part of Kennebec County from 1988 through 1996. She served all eight years as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, serving as its House Chair during her final term.
In September 1999, Ault became President of the non-profit Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation (MELMAC). In December 2000, MELMAC was converted from a non-profit student loan agency to a for-profit company and was subsequently acquired by National Education Loan Network (NELNET). The proceeds from the sale were, as directed by IRS law, used to form the non-profit MELMAC Education Foundation and Ault has served as Executive Director since its creation.