WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama tapped Chicago’s Bruce Heyman to be the next ambassador to Canada, handing the appointment to one of his top 2012 re-election fund-raisers. His wife, Vicki, was the Obama 2012 Illinois Finance Co-Chair. Heyman will replace another Chicagoan sent to Ottawa by Obama–former Amb. David Jacobson–who was the deputy finance co-chair for Obama’s 2008 campaign.Jacobson stepped down earlier this year.
Below, from the White House…
“Bruce A. Heyman, Nominee for Ambassador to Canada, Department of State
Bruce A. Heyman is Managing Director of Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co., a position he has held since 1999. Mr. Heyman first joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in 1980. He is the Business Leaders Council Advisor for The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Fix the Debt Coalition. Mr. Heyman is a Civic Committee Member for Expo for Chicago and a Chicago Advisory Board Member of Facing History and Ourselves. He serves on a number of boards, including the Executive Committee for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Advisory Council, and Director of the Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Mr. Heyman received a B.A and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University.”