Amy Heinl joined the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) in 2001 as the Manager of Facilities and Operations. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of MIT's main athletic complex and provides assistance as needed to DAPER's satellite facilities. In addition, Heinl serves as a DAPER representative and liaison to MIT's Department of Facilities for operational matters, building renovations, safety, repairs, and special construction and renovation projects.
Prior to her arrival at MIT, Heinl was the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Olivette, Mo. During her two-year tenure, she managed the daily building operations for the City of Olivette Community Center and served on official city committees for roadway and bike lane development.
From 1996-99, Heinl worked at Boston University in its recreation department, first as the Coordinator of Special Services and then as the Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports. She began her career in higher education in 1993 at Drew University where she was the Director of Intramural Sports and an adjunct lecturer.
Heinl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Ohio University in 1992. She continued her studies at her alma mater where she received a Master's degree in Athletic Administration and Physical Education the following year.