What’s all this about Heidi Cruz? Does she have a hidden secret, or is her secret lurking in plain view? Start looking here, and you see something alright.
Heidi Cruz, current wife of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz, helped form the European Union, has global connections, and has plans to work once again for all she loves in a future White House administration.
How did she get to the heart of the EU? How did she get the Bush family political connections she did? What has she been willing to do to be an insider? Just what really does Ms. Heidi Nelson Cruz have in mind for herself?
I don’t need to explain it to you. You can hear Heidi say it all herself in an interview she gave at her own Alma mater of Claremont McKenna College in June of 2010.
Here is the video you need to watch to fully understand just how involved Heidi Cruz was in the formation of the European Union and just who she has rubbed elbows with along the way.
The video is approximately 38 minutes long.
Additionally, here is a link from Vimeo to the Heidi Cruz interview.
Below are notes from the interview, but I suggest you also take your own notes as well. There are a lot of people named here, and they are all worthy of research, especially if you are one who is concerned about, or studies the ideas of, globalization, the Bible’s description in the Book of Revelation of a “One World Government”, George H.W. Bush’s declaration of a “New World Order”, or you just have a simple interest in the far-reaching professional goals of Heidi Nelson Cruz, with or without her husband Ted… her goal perhaps easier if Ted Cruz DOES win the 2016 presidential election but probably just as likely with another Bush family croney (or even Clinton-Bush representative).
That dream of another job in another White House administration must get clearer and clearer everyday in the mind of Heidi Suzanne Nelson Cruz.
Heidi Cruz Interview, Claremont McKenna College (California) Alumni
This interview was conducted five plus (5-6) years ago through Claremont McKenna College
Video is 37 + minutes in length
Below are notes from that interview.
Heidi S. NELSON Cruz
Introduced as “becoming a prominent leader in the global investment community”
What she describes as the best things that happened while she was a student at Claremont McKenna College
- She studied abroad in Strasbourg, France where she developed her long-term passion for Western Europe
- Professor John J. Pitney Jr. who set up a Washington D.C. internship for her
- Her senior thesis which helped set her up professionally. She won the Economic prize for “Best Thesis”. Her thesis topic was: Exchange Rate Theories in Eastern Europe.
She enjoyed this thesis topic because it was a technical subject (finances and economics) which could be applied to social politics which is where her interest is.
She describes her thesis area as “Macroeconomics”.
She included the following three economies in her thesis:
1. The Czech Republic
Professors which served as what she calls “mentors” and whom she still maintains close contact with today are:
- Dr. P. Edward Haley (also of the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.)
2. Dr. John J. Pitney (also a political adviser in the Barack Obama administration)
She notes that Claremont professors she later worked with included:
1. Dr. Edward Haley in Washington D.C. (Dr. Haley = Claremont professor)
2. Dr. S. Brock Blomberg in Washington D.C. (Dr. Blombert = Dean of Robert Day School of Economics, Claremont plus appointments to Federal Reserve in NY, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush
Awarded and accepted a Rotary Scholarship 1 year after graduation from Claremont which allowed her to study Eastern European economies while living in Western Europe. The Rotary Scholarship was as a result of her nomination by Dr. P. Edward Haley of Claremont McKenna College (also the Wilson Center in Washington D.C., W.M. Keck Foundation, and Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.
The questions she worked with were:
1. Could Western Europe integrate countries of Eastern Europe?
2. How could Western Europe create a monetary union and a corresponding political union in that region?
She has worked in both the public and private sector. Which does she like best?
She definitely prefers working in the public sector but also feels “going back and forth between the two” can help her in many ways including knowledge and experience she can take from the private sector into the public sector.
Job path so far includes:
1. Studied international economics and politics
2. J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City (Investment banker)
3. Political assignments by and with George W. Bush
4. Goldman Sachs executive (Investment banker / Private group investments – as in foundations, countries, etc.) She notes in the interview here she has many international clients (countries).
Her current interests are in Emerging Markets, Eastern European Economies, and Western European integration of European Markets.
She has also added experience in Latin emerging markets to her portfolio although it was not of personal choice or desire. (More detail on that below.)
After completing her Rotary Scholarship, she went to work for J. P. Morgan, 60 Wall Street, NYC (the J.P. Morgan Headquarters and also the American headquarters of Deutsche Bank).
She wanted to work with emerging markets of Eastern Europe but knew she could only do that in London. However, she felt it was a better career move for her to be in New York, (calling it a “keen” decision career wise), so she accepted the job of working with emerging markets of Latin countries.
She felt working in New York City would give her the inroads to getting into leadership opportunities in the financial community, so she began her work at the J.P. Morgan Bank as an economic expert in Latin American Emerging Markets.
While in New York and at J.P. Morgan there, she began working with:
Robert Zoellick (you hear her call him Bob or bob Zoellick), later in the George W. Bush administration)
After J.P. Morgan, she was offered a paid position working with the George W. Bush campaign and made a “calculated risk” to take that believing it would be a good career move for her down the road.
She stresses how her training at Claremont McKenna College taught her how to assess a risky choice and if a good risk, to take advantage of a good situation that can be useful to one’s career later.
She felt working for George W. Bush, at such a high level political level, would benefit her politically down the road and at least give her good returns for her work.
On her first day working for George W. Bush Transition team in Florida and working directly under Robert “Bob” Zoellick, she wanted to make it clear she would go above and beyond whatever it took for those she worked for, so she went to “Bob” and told him that whatever he needed from her, she would do. (This is as her story in her own words. See video if desired).
She felt that a person like her with her training and a “newly minted MBA from Harvard like her” would be asked to sit in with him to discuss finances and monetary issues. Instead, “Bob” Zoellick said “Well then, I need juice and bread from the store”.
While feeling insulted (as she described) that someone like her would be asked to do something so menial, she said she soon came to realize he was making a point… that he wanted to know if she really WOULD do anything at all he asked her to do.
So she went to the grocery store and got him some juice and bread.
He had a similar request of her the second day, and she obliged by following exactly what he wanted her to do.
The third day, he asked her to come into confidential discussions, and she was included in all financial discussions after that point.
When Robert “Bob” Zoellick was appointed to George W. Bush’s administration, she was the first person he called to have him join him.
She emphasized that if you want your career to advance… if you want to get ahead professionally… you need to be willing to do anything for the one who can advance your career.
Listen to her tell the story on the video below.
- She is the child of 7th Day Adventist Missionaries.
- She grew up in 3rd World Africa.
- She said growing up in such an environment helped her to develop into a “service minded” individual. She feels she is service minded.
- Her brother is (at that time) the head of a hospital in the Dominican Republic.
- Her charity of choice is “Living Waters”. This is an organization out of Houston, Texas which uses obsolete Amico drilling equipment to drill water wells in impoverished African countries. She had just recently served as a board member for Living Waters but with a three year time limit, she was then serving on the organization’s “Advisory Committee” before returning to her board member position again.
She mentioned she “makes sure the organization is well funded” at all times.
What She Currently Does at Goldman Sachs: (at the time of the interview)
She works directly with clients assets, particularly the assets of international clients.
Her particular group focuses on portfolios.
Her division has a “broad impact on particular parts of the world”.
What Did She Get to do While in Washington D.C. Working for George W. Bush?
She had two kinds of work:
Working directly with the executive branch and sometimes directly with President Bush by:
A.) developing and presenting economic policies in regards to Latin American countries and,
B.) Preparing and presenting recommended trade agreements to be presented to America’s Latin American neighbors.
Educating and influencing Congress.
She says it is a game there, but you have to prepare them so they can all play the game.
During her time in Washington D.C., she worked directly and closely with:
- Robert Zoellick ( United States Deputy Secretary of State for George W. Bush administration)
- John Taylor, the “Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs” during the first term of the George W. Bush Administration, a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors during the George H. W. Bush Administration, and Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers during the Ford and Carter Administrations.
hen asked which she liked better, working with the Congress or working with the Executive Branch, Heidi Nelson Cruz says she definitely liked working in the Executive Branch much bette
She gives her reason why by saying – Congress doesn’t have that much power really since there is always a veto in sight, but when you are in the White House, you are the elected party, (she pauses)…. and you can “make things move the way you want them to move”… and THAT… she says… was “fun”.
See video to hear the above answer.
Does she feel there is a place for “idealism” in politics?
She answers a definitive “Yes” but then goes on to clarify that idealism is what you use to motivate people but that idealism itself should never get in the way of moving forward in a bi-partisan way.
Idealism, she adds, in and of itself, is bi-partisan. With it, an individual politician can motivate people to do all sorts of things. It just can’t get in the way of getting real things done.
END OF NOTES
As you can see from Heidi’s career advice to the current student body at her old Alma Mater (in the interview above):
If you want to advance your career, “you need to be willing to do ANYTHING for the one who can advance your career”.
The above quote by Heidi Cruz referenced what she did with Robert Zoellick (aka Bob Zoellick) as she was trying to earn her way into the George W. Bush White House Administration through Mr. Zoellick.
Do you think Heidi Cruz has determined her career pathway now rests in the odds she gave to the Bush family helping her and her husband Ted, or is she standing firm in her husband’s “anti-DC rhetoric”?
After all, you can’t let idealism get in the way of getting what you want now, can you?
Ted and Heidi Cruz sitting in a tree, P-L-O-TT-I-N-G.
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