Dean Heyl is Vice President of Government Relations and Tax Counsel for the International Franchise Association. In this capacity, he is responsible for IFA's federal and state lobbying efforts.
Heyl served in the offices of the Idaho Attorney General and Governor. As the Attorney General's Legal Communications Coordinator, he was responsible for media relations and drafting legislation. Heyl also served as Hearing Officer for Child Support License Suspensions. His efforts resulted in thousands of non-custodial parents paying millions of dollars in overdue child support payments.
Heyl continued his career in Idaho state government as Special Assistant to the Governor on information technology, adult and juvenile corrections, law enforcement, administration, finance, insurance, workers' compensation and building safety issues.
Heyl returned to the Attorney General's Office as the Legislative Liaison. His responsibilities included lobbying for the Attorney General's legislative proposals and answering Idaho Legislature's legal questions.
Heyl served on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues.
Heyl keeps politically active by providing legal and strategic advice to campaigns. He has led ballot integrity efforts in California, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia. Heyl is an instructor at the Leadership Institute and author of the article, "How to Prevent Your Campaign from Being Hijacked on Election Day." Additionally, he has been a presenter on ballot integrity programs at the International Republican Institute (IRI).
Heyl has served as RNLA's Vice President of Membership and as Treasurer.
He has also served as the Ward 6 Chair of the DC Republican Committee, past Chair of the DC Young Republicans, and is a member of the Federalist Society, , the National Rifle Association (Life Member), and the National Republican Club (Membership Committee).
Heyl's civic activities have included the Smithsonian Young Benefactors and the Corcoran Gallery's 1869 Society. He is an active fundraiser for the DC "Toys for Tots" program.
Heyl is a frequent international traveler and is a member of the Friends of Slovakia, Netherland-America Foundation, and People to People International. In 2007, he was a member of a Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) delegation to Taiwan. In 2009, he was an American Council of Young Political Leaders delegate to the Philippines.