41-year-old Heidi Cruz, (nee Nelson) is the wife of junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz was born on August 07, 1972 . She was working with the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000, as was Ted, when they met and got married the following year. She was involved in the public sector having served in the White House as the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, under then National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice; as the Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department; and as Special Policy Assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, then U.S. Trade Representative.
Heidi is a highly educated woman. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Masters of European Business from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College. She has written many book chapters including “Expanding Opportunity Through Free Trade,” a book chapter in EXCHANGE RATE POLICIES FOR EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIES, and a Harvard Case Study, “American International Group”.
Heidi began her career as an investment banker with JP Morgan in New York, focusing on Latin America mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. She is currently head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a member of the Texas Leadership Council, among others.
She and Ted have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. She could be a huge asset to her husband for his political aspirations, but perhaps her banking connections might not be ideal. Only time will tell.