WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a key fundraiser, Chicagoan Bruce Heyman, to be the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Heyman works for Goldman Sachs as managing director of private wealth management, a post he’s held since 1999, the White House said. He joined the firm in 1980.
Heyman and his wife, Vicki, were on Obama’s national finance committee and, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, were campaign bundlers in 2008 and 2012. They bundled contributions of at least $500,000 for Obama’s re-election and between $200,000 and $500,000 for his first White House run, the center said.
Heyman has an M.B.A. and B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is affiliated with The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Fix the Debt Coalition, the White House said.
He serves on the board of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Advisory Council, the White House said. He also directs the Northwestern Memorial Foundation, it said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun