Tim Heckler was USPTA's CEO for 30 years, from 1982-2012. Prior to that, he served on the national USPTA executive committee and board of directors. He was USPTA Professional of the Year in 1979 and a Master Professional. As CEO, Heckler guided the Association through a period in which it increased its membership fivefold and its annual income tenfold, established USPTA as the foremost organization of teaching professionals in the world and revolutionized USPTA's operations through computerization. He was inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame in 2000.