Ambassador (ret) Bruce Heyman and Vicki Heyman are the co-founders of Uncharted LLC, an organization that convenes and connects a diverse group of Americans and Canadians for impact. There, they work on projects involving creative philanthropy, storytelling, and political activism. They are also the proud authors of The Art of Diplomacy, a journey through Canada and an in-depth look at why diplomacy matters now more than ever.
Ambassador Heyman most recently served as the United States Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017. He continues his work strengthening the relationship between Canada and the United States by serving as a strategic advisor to Canada 2020, a Canadian progressive think-tank based in Ottawa; as a co-chair of the advisory board to the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center; and as an honorary patron to the Council of the Great Lakes Region. Prior to Canada, Ambassador Heyman spent 33 years at Goldman Sachs, where he served as partner and managing director in the Chicago office.
Vicki serves on the board of Chicago Media Project, a community of documentary film supporters who believe in the power of media to bring about social change. She is on the board of the Council for Canadian American Relations, an organization that promotes cross-border arts and cultural exchanges and is a member of the international advisory board of C2 Montreal. She is also an adviser to Embarc, a three-year program that provides community-driven, experiential learning opportunities to low-income Chicago high school students. While in Canada, Vicki served as an American cultural envoy, leading cross-border conversations and programs related to the arts, social innovation, and youth engagement. Vicki served on the Obama National Finance committee during the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and as an Illinois Finance Co-Chair in the 2012 election.
The Heymans have lived in Chicago for almost 40 years where they dote on their three beautiful grandchildren.