Ambassador–Designate Bruce Heyman to Present Letters of Credence to Governor General David Johnston

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to share in the announcement that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will receive Ambassador-Designate Bruce Heyman’s letters of credence on Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at Rideau Hall. Shortly after the ceremony takes place, Ambassador-Designate Heyman will be available to speak with the press.

Bruce Heyman was sworn in as President Obama’s personal representative to Canada on March 26, 2014, after having been confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2014. He is a 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as the managing director of the Private Wealth Management Group 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.

Ambassador-Designate Heyman will be the 23rd U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Ambassador-Designate Heyman may be found on Twitter at@BruceAHeyman, and Mrs. Heyman at @VShey. The U.S. Embassy may be found online at and on Twitter at@usembassyottawa.

The Governor General of Canada may be found online at and on Twitter and Facebook at @GGDavidJohnston and @Rideau Hall.


Media wishing to cover this event must confirm their attendance in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. It is requested that members of the media arrive no later than 1:45 p.m., on the day of the event.

Media Contacts

U.S. Embassy Press Office
Tel: 613-688-5315/6

Marie-Pierre Bélanger
Rideau Hall Press Office
Tel: 613-998-9166