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Obama Taps Bruce Heyman As Ambassador To Canada

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19: U.S. President Barack Obama on September 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images) | Getty

WASHINGTON — 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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