Nelson joins UA-PTC Board of Visitors

North Little Rock's Heather R. Nelson was appointed to the UA-PTC Board of Visitors by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Jan. 27.

Her term is until June 1, 2028.

Nelson, above, replaced Emily Jordan Cox, whose term expired in 2021.

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For nearly two decades, Nelson worked as a banker and in 2012 she co-founded SEAL Corporation in North Little Rock, where she serves as president. Seal Solar’s mission is to promote energy independence through solar and storage to homes, businesses, and organizations throughout the region.

Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in marketing management with an emphasis in entrepreneurial management from the Walton College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

“As an Arkansan and someone who has worked with the college in the past it is an honor to get to work more closely with UA-PTC,” Nelson said in a press release. “I believe in the importance of two-year colleges in workforce development and I love the mission of this college. I’m excited to get started.”

Nelson is on the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Board of Directors and serves as chair, the UALR Foundation Fund Board of Directors, Arkansas History Commission, The Excel Center at Goodwill School Advisory Council, and the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Distributed Generation Task Force.

She also travels to Haiti regularly, championing global efforts to reduce the need for orphanages and economic orphans through job creation and economic development.