March 12, 2014 7:44 pm

Bruce Heyman named U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Canada.

The selection of Bruce Heyman was approved by voice vote on Wednesday night.

Heyman is a Chicago investment banker and campaign fundraiser. He has served as managing director for private wealth management at Goldman Sachs. He first joined the investment bank in 1980.

Heyman was also a top fundraiser for Obama’s re-election campaign and served on the campaign’s finance committee.

“Canada looks forward to working closely with Ambassador-Designate Heyman to continue to build on the strong relationship with the Obama Administration and advance our shared priorities, including job creation and long-term prosperity for Canadians and Americans,” Rick Roth, John Baird’s director of communications , said in a statement.

The U.S. has gone eight months without an ambassador to Ottawa.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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