Mr. Charlie Batch is a former NFL quarterback turned tech entrepreneur, media personality/color analyst, community advocate and professional speaker.
Mr. Batch’s NFL career spanned 15 years and two Super Bowl victories. In retirement, he continues to be a respected strategist in the NFL, providing game-day commentary for Steelers broadcasts and several national media outlets, and serving as Senior Captain for The Trust, an initiative that Mr. Batch helped negotiate in 2011 with NFL team owners.
Mr. Batch 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 everyday people.
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. In addition to his own foundation, Mr. Batch serves on multiple boards including the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Musical Theater.
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. Mr. Batch holds honorary degrees of doctor from Eastern Michigan University, Point Park University, La Roche College and Washington & Jefferson College.