IHEA-USA Names Brad Heidel As New Executive Director

Brad Heidel
Brad Heidel
International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA)
International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA)

USA -(Ammoland.com)- IHEA-USA Board of Directors has hired Brad Heidel as its new Executive Director. Brad has begun his transition into the role, effective immediately, and will be working remotely from Madison, Wis.

Brad began his career in the outdoor/nonprofit world and began working for the Wildlife Heritage Association where his passion for hunting and conservation continued to grow. Brad brings with him over 15 years of experience in the outdoor industry.

He worked with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation where he was a Regional Director in the state of North Dakota and quickly developed a talent for building relationships within the hunting industry.

This, along with his passion for the outdoors, led him to Pheasants Forever, Inc. where he served as the Director of Corporate Relations until coming to IHEA-USA as the Executive Director.

“I am excited for this opportunity and looking forward to leading the IHEA-USA while helping the next generation of hunters and wildlife conservationists into our ranks” said Heidel, “IHEA-USA is the bridge that takes those that want to hunt to becoming hunters. It is going to take continued agency and industry support of our organization to allow us all to continue the hunting traditions that we all cherish.”

“We’re excited to have Brad join our team,” said Megan Wisecup, IHEA-USA president. “Brad’s wealth of experience with conservation, marketing, corporate relations in the outdoor industry, and his credibility among his peers adds greatly to our organization. We’re looking forward to the perspective and experience he’ll bring to our Association and to hunter education worldwide.”

Contact Information: Brad Heidel
800 East 73rd Ave, Unit 2
Denver, CO 80229
Cell (Preferred): (651) 403-1772
Office: (303) 430-7233
Email: [email protected]



The International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) – USA is the professional hunter education association affiliated with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the 50 state fish and hunter education programs. The programs employ 57,000 instructors, many of whom are volunteers, that teach hunting and shooting safety and responsibilities throughout the United States.

Hunter Education courses train and certify more than 700,000 students annually. Since 1949, almost 44 million students have completed hunter education courses that cover firearm safety, bowhunting, wildlife management, field care of game, responsible hunting, landowner relations, wildlife identification, and much more.

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