Charlie Batch is a keynote speaker who brings the excitement of his careers as an NFL quarterback, broadcaster, community advocate and tech entrepreneur to every presentation. Charlie will motivate and challenge your group as he shares leadership insights and emotional stories from his life both on and off the field.


Charlie Batch is a former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback whose career spanned 15 seasons and two NFL Super Bowls. Now in retirement, Charlie’s passions for sports, technology and his Best of the Batch Foundation have propelled him to new careers in entrepreneurialism, philanthropy, sports broadcasting, leadership and motivational speaking.


Excitement. Enthusiasm. Engagement. These are just a few of the things you’ll get with a Charlie Batch keynote address or appearance. Check out these videos to watch Charlie in action.


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First National Bank

"Charlie spoke at First National Bank’s 2018 Wealth Management event. Charlie’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for. His stories about his life on and off the football field were truly motivating. There were a number of thoughtful questions from the audience which showed their interest in Charlie’s discussion. Lastly, many people who attended the event approached employees of First National Bank with numerous compliments surrounding the event."

-- Ronald A. Donatelli, President, Pittsburgh Region, First National Bank

Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

"Charlie’s passion and connection to the audience was inspiring. His message was relatable and his real life experiences kept the group’s attention. He was a perfect keynote speaker for our event. . . . He definitely scored a touchdown!"

-- Mary LaSota, Program Director, WICT

Bethany College

"Thank you for your profound and fitting Commencement Address at Bethany College. You were the perfect speaker for our students . . . [and] for all of us in attendance!"

-- Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, President & M.M. Cochran Professor of Leadership Studies, Bethany College

Eastern Michigan University

"The personal stories you shared with the audience underlined the trials that must be confronted in the need to protect and maintain one’s integrity and personal honor. We so appreciate you sharing your expertise with us . . . "

-- Devika Dibya Choudhuri, PhD., 2018 Morris Chair, Department of Leadership & Counseling

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

"Thank you for arranging such an inspirational day. This was the best year yet . . . Charlie Batch was such an inspiration!"

-- Manager, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Construction Specification Institute

"Charlie Batch’s speech to our group was engaging, and very interesting.  His story telling of Steelers football insider information was well received.  Charlie was able to use these Steelers and childhood stories to provide an excellent background as to why he is working so hard to help underprivileged children in his hometown.  We all felt the passion of his presentation."

-- Rich Strayer, May 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

"Charlie's presentation to our Bank management staff was an excellent addition to our leadership development program. His three themes of preparedness, resilience and being a pro painted an inspiring picture of an impressive pathway to success and personal satisfaction. Charlie was energetic, relatable and, as quoted by our CEO 'a marvelous speaker'."

-- Carolyn B. McKinney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

The Salvation Army

"Charlie was wonderful! We really appreciated how he referred to the fact that he was helped by The Salvation Army when he was young, and how he encouraged volunteerism. His speech was heartfelt and delivered with passion. I received many positive comments from attendees."

-- Donna L. Fencik, Divisional Director of Marketing & PR, The Salvation Army

Eastern Michigan University

"Charlie Batch has been a great role model for our students with his commitment to serving others and to excel on the field and in his home community. His commencement speech was funny, heartwarming and inspirational to our students."

-- Dr. Sue Martin, President, Eastern Michigan University

Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

"On behalf of our membership, please convey our thanks to Mr. Batch for speaking last Thursday. By far, Mr. Batch was the best speaker we have had in the last 20 years since I have been on the board!"

-- Craig A. Judy, Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

"Charlie Batch captivated the audience at our Leaders for Literacy Luncheon with his message of perseverance in the face of adversity. Like our students, Charlie encountered many challenges and setbacks in life, and yet he has achieved greatness both on and off the field. Batch inspired guests with a glimpse into his personal tragedy and lessons learned that turned his life around."

-- Don Block, Executive Director, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

United Way of Allegheny County

“Compassionate, intelligent, genuine. Charlie has a compelling personal story that led him to a life of giving back to the youth in his hometown. Charlie brings his status as a professional NFL Quarterback to focus employers and their employees on the pressing and urgent needs of disadvantaged youth. He has been a great spokesperson for United Way of Allegheny County.”

-- Bob Nelkin, President & Chief Professional Officer United Way of Allegheny County

Carmeuse Lime and Stone

“Charlie’s presentation was engaging, personal and inspiring. Charlie is a grounded and passionate individual whose life has been touched by tragedy and good fortune. . . . His presentation style and candor make him believable as he motivates others to take action.”

-- Tom Buck, President & CEO, Carmeuse Lime and Stone

LaRoche College

“I do not believe I have heard a finer Commencement address than the one you delivered to our graduates. It was touching, it was heartfelt, and looking down at the faces of our graduates, I hope you saw how much your words meant to them. You had them from your first word to your last.”

-- Sister Candace, President of LaRoche College


The Batch Foundation is Comforting Our Children During the Coronavirus

May 5, 2020

The Best of the Batch Foundation is working hard to take care of local Pittsburgh kids and families during the coronavirus outbreak, ensuring kids continue to learn virtually and receive the meals they need. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighted their efforts in an interview with Charlie, that you can watch here. You can donate to provide stability and comfort to children and families in these uncertain times. To […]

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Best of the Batch Foundation Supports United Way’s Students and Families Food Relief Fund

April 7, 2020

Thanks to a $1 million donation from the PNC Foundation, the United Way has launched a Students and Families Food Relief Fund, and Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation has been on hand to lend support to this important initiative. The Best of the Batch Foundation is providing free hygiene products for families, and KDKA-TV quoted Charlie saying, “With our best of the Batch Foundation, […]

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Charlie Batch Joins 412 Food Rescue to Distribute Resources at Bus Stops

April 6, 2020

On Monday, April 6, Charlie Batch joined 412 Food Rescue to hand out food at local bus stops throughout our community. Learn more about 412 Food Rescue on their website: 412FoodRescue.org  

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8 months ago

Charlie Batch

We want to give Bimbo Bakeries a huge shout out for being a part of our Comfort in a Basket and helping provide our children and families with their favorite snacks & breads. #1000kids #togetherapart #allinthistogther #bestofthebatch ... See MoreSee Less

We want to give Bimbo Bakeries a huge shout out for being a part of our Comfort in a Basket and helping provide our children and families with their favorite snacks & breads. #1000kids #togetherapart #allinthistogther #bestofthebatch

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Love lil bites!!! Blueberry and chocolate chip

Thank you all for helping our communities! You are awesome!

Great job to you all Charlie!!! 💖

Thank you Charlie Batch !!!!!! 🖤💛💯💯💯💯💯💯

Charlie you are Pittsburgh proud go steelers

Thanks Charlie and thanks Bimbo Bread.

That's awesome Charlie!!

You make a difference! Thank you.

That is awesome!

So kind

Beautiful fam

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8 months ago

Charlie Batch

Bored in the house Throwback! On this day 40+ years ago this picture was taken at Hills Department Store. How did I do? And YES my Mom Lynn Settles bought us Popcorn and a Slushie on the way out 😁😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Bored in the house Throwback! On this day 40+ years ago this picture was taken at Hills Department Store. How did I do? And YES my Mom Lynn Settles bought us Popcorn and a Slushie on the way out 😁😁😁

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My granddaughter was in a play with you. You used to read to the kids back stage. She kept coming home and talking about Charlie. We all thought that was the name of her little boyfriend at school. She was only 6 or 7. One day my daughter asked her about Charlie and if was her boyfriend. She answered back, no it's Charlie Batch. She pulled out a selfish of you and her. Thank you for being so caring.

You just made my whole day! This is amazing. Hope you are well and healthy.

Awwww...adorable. Great job recreating that photo! Hills Dept. Store was a great place to shop.

Wow I used to work at hills! Loved that store. I remember we used to watch the fireworks in their parking lot on 4th of July

Nice picture! I so miss Hills. Had one in Lower Burrell. Miss seeing you at the charity basketball games at Valley High school in New Kensington. Stay safe.

Love how well you recreated this photo😍. Was the slushy Coke, cherry, or mixed?😜

😜 oh how I miss Hills Dept stores!!! Nice memory Charlie!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Hills! Wow, what memories! Great photos! Thanks for brightening our day!

Love you and what you’re about. Now these pictures! Oh my, they’re perfect - you’re too much! Thanks for sharing with us.

Loved that store by Kennywood getting a pretzel and frozen coke drink. Cute pic too. 🥨🥤

That's awesome! My mom worked for years at Hills! I used to take the bus from Whitaker and get a coke/cherry slushie (I had to have a mix) and a soft pretzel! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Awww, you’re such a cutie pie 🥰 My nephew has fond memories of you taking him and his classmates to an ice skating show. (his brother was seething with jealousy!) Signed, fellow Steel Valley grad.....

Oh my word!!! My Mom took us to Hills Dept Store for pics too! Those were the days!!!!!

Ah man hills that takes me back... going shopping on Saturday as a kid with my grandparents getting icees and popcorn

You're a card! I remeber the smell of popcorn and slushies from Hills!

Did you go with red or Coke Icee? I always got red. Bet ya stunk like Hills when you left too! Miss that place!

Fantastic! And Hills...wow, haven't thought about that in a while. Thanks for jogging this Long Island Yinzer's memory!

Too cute! I remember when you used to come to Clark Memorial’s Sunday School when you were that little.

Your still cute😉I loved Hills Department store.

And then you probably got treated to the Hill's snack bar...Damn I miss Hills!

Love the photo.I worked at Hills for 17 years.

Too funny. Love it. Especially the part about the slushie and popcorn. Hills is where the toys are!

You are so freakin cute.. even similar sandals.. thanks for the smile today!!

You were so kind to my husband when you had a meet and greet at Kohl’s in Robinson a few years ago. He had just had 2/3 rd of his right lung removed because of cancer! He is not doing very well right now...has lost a lot of weight and only can eat once a day ...he does enjoy a few cookies for breakfast though! Lol! You made his day when you let him wear your Super Bowl rings ...he was so happy and he is forever a big Steeler fan! Here is the pic I took! Thank you again and stay safe!💞

Oh my heck! I remember getting pictures at hills!!! You don't look any older!

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8 months ago

Charlie Batch

To my Spades Players! This was the best hand of the night for me. My partner said 3 and a possible, I said 5 and a P.
For the record, we play Joker, Joker, Deuce, Ace. Whats your bid? 8, 9 or 10? Do people even go 9?
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To my Spades Players! This was the best hand of the night for me. My partner said 3 and a possible, I said 5 and a P. 
For the record, we play Joker, Joker, Deuce, Ace. Whats your bid? 8, 9 or 10? Do people even go 9?

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... ay y'all Charlie Batch sent his partner his hand 🤣🤣

I'm going 10

I see 7 for sure plus you will be doing some cutting because you can only throw out one diamond and you have alot of spades

If your partner has the 8 and 5 of spades, I'd go eight. But I play cautious, so take it for what it's worth.

We don’t allow bids of 9 in our game. It’s a scared bid. Grow some and bid the yard!

10 for 200. Burn your couple other suits and run the gambit.

I always forget the difference between Spades and Hearts. I love playing hearts.

I'd say maybe 7. BTW joker, joker, deuce, ace is the only way to play!

9! 10 is too risky when you’re not sure if your partner has either Joker or the A, and the K and Q are still out there

I haven't played Spades since college!!!

8 or 10 Charlie Batch. You know how we used to do at EMU.

I'd go 10...is it 10 for 200 9,s are a thing no one likes to bid it lol

9 is good 10 is possible I usually bid up

Idk how to play the game but seems interesting

Couldve went 10 for 200 with your partner

Agreed on 5 and a possible...

Ur going to be cutn 💎 go 9 playing for 💰 8

You have no aces!! 8 at the most.

I would go 10 for 200

I’m looking at 7... how many did you take??

10 for 200 go for it

I see some losers there but I guess you depend on your partner for something. Do you get a widow in Spades? We play 500 Bid!! It would be 8 in that unless your partner upped that bid


And you should of went NIL hahaha


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8 months ago

Charlie Batch

REMINDER To all my NFL Former Players, if you still want to be a part The Trust Virtual Breakfast Club. You still have time to sign up. This first week has been challenging but fought through it. The info is below if interested.

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REMINDER To all my NFL Former Players, if you still want to be a part The Trust Virtual Breakfast Club. You still have time to sign up. This first week has been challenging but fought through it. The info is below if interested.


8 months ago

Charlie Batch

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing Moms out there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you

Thank You

Thank you

Thank you sir

Ty sooo kind 2. Meaasage


Thanks, Charlie. You are good as long as no one is calling you "mother" !! Stay safe and healthy!

Thank you! Happy Mother's Day to you and your family.

Happy Mother’s Day to your wife and thanks for all the work you both do.

Thank you so much. The best decision I ever made in life was to be a mom.

Thank you Charlie. You are so thoughtful. ❤

Thank you Charlie!💕

Thank you , Charlie Batch !!! 🖤💛💯💯💯💯💯💯

Happy Mother's Day to your mom🌹🌹🌹🌹

Thank you Charlie to your mom also...

Thank you Charlie

Happy Mother’s Day To your wife

Thank you Charlie!!!🤗

Thank you Charlie

Thank you Charlie!

You’re still a lion to me Charlie😊❤️

Thank you Charlie!!

Thank you for sharing

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