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Mr. Dean A. Heyl

Department of Labor
Sustaining Member
915 North Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (202) 236-5985

Law School: University of South Dakota (1995)

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Mr. Dean A. Heyl

Dean Heyl is Director of the Office of Public Liaison for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Previously, he held various positions at the International Franchise Association including Chief Legal Officer, and Vice President of Government Relations and Tax Counsel.

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 Legislators' 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 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 past 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, Treasurer and a Member of the Board.

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 Capitol Hill 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.

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