Tim Heckler was CEO of the USPTA for 30 years, from 1982-2012. Prior to that, he served on the national USPTA executive committee and board of directors. He was named 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 5-fold and its annual income 10-fold, 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.