Prior to Florida Atlantic, Heflin served as the director of athletic development at Missouri State where he over saw the day-to-day operations of The Bears Fund, the MSU athletic department's annual fundraising program.
The Topeka, Kan., native joined Missouri State's staff after a two-year stint as a development associate with the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization at Wichita State. At WSU, Heflin was responsible for the recruitment of new donors and the solicitation of sponsorships, while assisting with the coordination of several department fundraising events.
After completing his master's degree in sport administration from Wichita State, Heflin served as account executive with AEG/Sprint Center in Kansas City. He gained his first collegiate experience, as an intern in the athletics development office, at the University of Miami.
A first-team All-Peach Belt Conference and all-region selection in baseball as a student-athlete, Heflin earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgia College in 2008.