The recent announcement of appointees/nominees of US Ambassadors have a common theme: political heavy hitters with a strong ability to raise money with close ties to business trade and investment. This strategic move on could be a gearing up to win support for the TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership... for 2014
Rufus Gifford- Denmark- Finance chairman.. brought in more than $700 million partly by finding new ways of maximizing small donors.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy- Japan, Philanthropist
Bruce Heyman - Canada Chicago investment banker. Known as a powerful fundraising force for the president, Heyman has been managing director of private wealth management at Goldman Sachs since 1999.
John Emerson as the next ambassador to Germany. Emerson is president of private client services for the global investment management firm Capital Group Companies.
James Costos for Spain. He serves as vice president of global licensing and retail for HBO
George Tsunis for Norway a Long Island, Real Estate Business Magnate