Former Goldman Sachs Exec in Line to Be Next U.S. Envoy to Canada
Bruce Heyman, a Chicago-based Goldman Sachs executive and one of Barack Obama’s top fundraisers, is in final talks to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada, according to sources.
Mr. Heyman would be the second ambassador to Canada to hail from Chicago, replacing David Jacobson.
A person familiar with the selection process confirmed Mr. Heyman was “in the mix,” adding that he has long been an ardent supporter of the U.S. President. However, the source added that the process is not over and no final decision has been made.
Mr. Heyman and his wife, Vicki, have been a political power couple for three decades. They were among Mr. Obama’s top fundraisers, collecting and contributing $1.7-million to the President’s bid for a second term. Mrs. Heyman helped run the President’s 2012 re-election campaign, and the couple were major contributors to the campaign.