Former U.S. ambassador to Canada to speak at upcoming Mayor’s Breakfast

Bruce Heyman

With the United States poised to inaugurate a new leader next week, the state of Canada-U.S. relations will be front and centre.

It seems only fitting, then, that a former U.S. diplomat will be the guest of honour at a popular Ottawa business networking event later this month.

What will a new U.S. president mean for Canada’s $30-billion-a-year trading relationship with its neighbour to the south? To help answer that question, Bruce Heyman, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2014-17 under former president Barack Obama, will deliver the keynote address during the virtual Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Heyman, a native of New York State, spent nearly 25 years in various senior executive roles at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs before being named his country’s top envoy in Ottawa.

Today, he serves as co-chair of the advisory board of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center, a Washington, D.C., think-tank dedicated to improving relations between the two nations.

Sponsored by OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade, the Mayor’s Breakfast will be a virtual event until further notice. Attendees are asked to register at www.ottawabot.ca to access the online broadcast.