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Obama taps Goldman exec as ambassador to Canada

September 19, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a Chicago investment banker and campaign fundraiser to be U.S. ambassador to Canada.

Bruce Heyman is 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.

Obama also named diplomat Kevin Whitaker as ambassador to Colombia. Whitaker currently serves as deputy assistant secretary of state for South America.

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