Vicki Heyman

Co-Founder @ Uncharted LLC

Vicki Heyman is the co-founder of Uncharted LLC, an organization that convenes and connects diverse groups of Americans and Canadians to create positive impact. There she works on projects involving philanthropy, storytelling, and political activism. She is also the co-author of The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty, which highlights the extraordinary country of Canada and takes an in-depth look at why diplomacy matters now more than ever.

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.

Before launching Uncharted, Vicki spent three years as an American cultural envoy in Ottawa, Canada, 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 was an Illinois Finance Co-Chair in the 2012 election.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA and MBA. She and her husband Bruce live in Chicago and have three fantastic kids and three beautiful grandchildren.