When Bruce and Vicki Heyman first met Barack Obama, he was a State Senator in Springfield, Illinois, and they were impressed by his vision for America, so they decided to lend him a hand when he ran for President. Little did they know that their contribution to the President’s success would change their lives so completely but in 2013, their lives did change. Dramatically.
Bruce was an 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs working as a managing director and Vicki was a board member for Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital when Barack Obama appointed Bruce Heyman as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. Now in their second year in the role, US Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki have already made a noticeable impact in the diplomatic and artistic community of Ottawa and Canada.
Catherine Clark spoke to Ambassador Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman at their residence Lornado in Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Park.
Born into political life in Ottawa, Catherine Clark is no stranger to being in the public eye. As founding host of CPAC’s popular weekly television show Beyond Politics, Catherine interviews Members of Parliament, Premiers and people of influence to reveal the personal, human side of public life. Catherine is also a sought-after public speaker and emcee, and writes the “Giving Back” column for Ottawa at Home Magazine, profiling people who are improving the lives of their fellow citizens.