Bruce Heyman

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Bruce A. Heyman
Bruce Heyman official portrait.jpg
30th United States Ambassador to Canada
Assumed office
March 26, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by David Jacobson
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 56–57)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Occupation Investment banker

Bruce A. Heyman (born 1958) is an American businessman and currently the United States Ambassador to Canada. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12, 2014.[1] He was a Chicago investment banker and had previously worked at Goldman Sachs as managing director. He presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada, and began his duties in Ottawa, on April 8, 2014.

Early life and education[edit]

Heyman grew up in Dayton, Ohio[2] and received a B.A (1979) and an M.B.A. (1980) from Vanderbilt University.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to his wife Vicki (née Simons), and together they have three children, David, Liza, and Caroline.[4] His wife served on the executive board of the Center for Jewish Life at Vanderbilt University and the foundation board of the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.[5] Prior to becoming Ambassador Mr. Heyman served as a board member for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation. He also served as an advisor to the Fix the Debt CEO Council of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He has been a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Executives' Club of Chicago, and the Facing History and Ourselves Chicago Advisory Board.[6]