Heath Nettles

Adjunct Instructor of Business

Contact Information

  • hnettles@unca.edu
  • 995-0759
  • 122 Delany Hall

Heath Nettles is an integrated marketing communications and digital media professional with more than 15 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, administration, enrollment management, student affairs and academic advising. With more than a decade of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at three colleges and universities, Nettles’ diverse curricula includes:

  • marketing
  • introduction to business
  • digital and social media
  • principles of management
  • organizational behavior and theory
  • strategic management, a business program’s capstone seminar

He currently serves as the senior director of marketing & communications for The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit, solving for circularity by mobilizing the people, data and solutions across the value chain to unlock the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and a circular economy. At The Partnership, he is responsible for all owned, paid and shared channels, storytelling and community-based strategies that help residents recycle more, better. Prior to joining The Partnership, Heath served as director of digital and social media at Asheville-based Mission Health. There, he had responsibility for leading the planning, execution and evaluation of all digital, social media and web initiatives across the $1.9 billion integrated health system with 10 hospitals and post-acute care facilities, numerous ambulatory clinics, an employed care team of over 800 providers and one of the largest accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the nation. He recently served on the Carolina Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society's board of directors and as lay leader at Mars Hill United Methodist Church. He volunteers with the local United Way, Reconciling Ministries, the Madison County Racial Justice Coalition and several social enterprises, consulting on business development, marketing and communications strategies.


  • B.A. – Journalism & Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Course Taught

  • BUS 230 – Organizational Behavior & Theory