Bruce Heyman presented his letter of credence to the Governor General of Canada on April 8, 2014, having been confirmed as President Obama's personal representative to Canada on March 12, 2014, and having been sworn in on March 26, 2014. He is a 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as a regional managing director of the Midwest private wealth management group, which covers 13 states and half of Canada, from 1999 until December of 2013.
Mr. Heyman has 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.
A magna cum laude graduate with both a BA and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Heyman continues to maintain close ties to his alma mater. He is past president of the Alumni Board and a former member of the Board of Visitors at the university's Owen Graduate School of Management.
He is married to the former Vicki Simons of Ashland, Kentucky. They have three grown children, David, Liza, and Caroline, and two grand-children, Emma and Clara.
U.S. Embassy Ottawa regularly puts out a newsletter highlighting important aspects of the U.S.-Canada relationship. You can subscribe here!
- April 2014: Introducing Ambassador Heyman, Earth Day 2014 and more!
- March 2014: Embassy Newsletter: Women's History Month, climate change, World Water Day and a number of US-Canada exchange opportunities!
- February 2014: African-American History Month, U.S.-Canada Trade Stats, Discussions on Energy Policy and more!
- January 2014: NAFTA at 20, Cason Crane's trip across Canada for LGBTQ issues and more!
- December 2013: Halifax International Security Forum, World AIDS Day, Eliminating Violence Against Women and more!
- November 2013: International Education, Native American Heritage Month, LGBTQ Youth and more!
- August 2013: Ambassador Jacobson bids farewell, Discover the Great Lakes States and more
- May 2013: NORAD at 55, a new BTB-RCC video, Girl Rising and more
- April 2013: Earth Day, Jazz Day, Doors Open Ottawa and more
- March 2013: Women's History Month and International Women's Day
- February 2013: Secretary Kerry's First Speech, African-American History Month, Trade and Tourism Highlights, and Visit Chicago!
- January 2013: An Inauguration, A Weekend of Service, and Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.