Mr. Charlie Batch is a former NFL quarterback, professional speaker, media personality/color analyst, community advocate, and successful entrepreneur.
Mr. Batch’s NFL career spanned 15 years and two Super Bowl victories. His leadership within the NFL extended far beyond the gridiron to include positions as the Vice President, Executive Committee for the NFL Players Association, and NFL Spokesperson for the United Way. Today he plays a role as Senior Captain for The Trust, an initiative that Mr. Batch helped negotiate in 2014 with NFL team owners. The result is an organization committed to the wellbeing of former players, offering them a game plan that includes career, financial, and physical (brain and body) resources.
In retirement, Mr. Batch continues to be a respected strategist in the NFL, providing game-day commentary for Steelers broadcasts and several national media outlets. He is also a professional speaker who takes his “Expect Your Best” message to audiences across the country, and he is an entrepreneur whose Impellia venture brings state-of-the-art sports medicine and rehabilitation technologies to the general public.
Since 1999, his Best of the Batch Foundation has worked to create communities where all kids and families are equipped with the tools they need to build their own best futures. The Foundation includes a summer basketball league that teaches good sportsmanship and life skills, year-long reading and computer literacy programs, a Batchpacks for Kids school supply program, and more.
Mr. Batch serves on multiple boards including the Strong Women Strong Girls National Advisory Board, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. A graduate of Steel Valley High School and a native of Homestead, Pennsylvania, Mr. Batch continues to reside in the area with his wife, Latasha Wilson-Batch, and their five dogs. Mr. Batch holds honorary doctorate degrees from his alma mater, Eastern Michigan University, La Roche College and Washington & Jefferson College. He is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia, and the 2013 Byron “Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year Award.