|United States Ambassador to Canada|
April 8, 2014 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||David Jacobson|
|Succeeded by||Kelly Knight-Craft|
|Born||1958 (age 59–60)
Elmira, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Vicki Heyman (m. 1980)|
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University
Owen Graduate School of Management
Bruce Alan Heyman (born 1958) is an American businessman and the former United States Ambassador to Canada. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12, 2014. He presented his credentials to the Governor General of Canada, and began his duties in Ottawa, on April 8, 2014. His term ended on January 20, 2017.
Early life and education
Heyman was born in Elmira, New York to a Jewish family and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Heyman graduated from the Miami Valley School, and received a B.A. (1979) and an M.B.A. (1980) from Vanderbilt University. His grandfather, Sam Malamud, immigrated from Lithuania in 1912. He followed in the footsteps of his older brother Ben, and assumed the surname of his cousin, Henry Heyman.
In 1977 and 1978, Heyman interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for Congressman Charles Whalen of Ohio. In the summer of 1979, Heyman was a researcher for the Small Business Committee and Restraint of Trade Subcommittee.
From 1999 to 2014, he served as managing director of private wealth management at Goldman Sachs.
Prior to becoming Ambassador, 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.
In January 2017, he announced that he was stepping down as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
Heyman and his wife have been prominent donors to President Obama since 2007 and have been some of his top fundraisers. In 2012, both he and his wife served on Obama’s National Finance Committee tasked with raising funds for Obama's re-election campaign.
He is married to his wife and fellow Vanderbilt classmate Vicki Simons who is also Jewish. The two married on June 15, 1980 in Ashland, Kentucky. They have three children: David, Liza, and Caroline, as well as three grandchildren.
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|United States Ambassador to Canada
Kelly Knight Craft