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Mr. Charlie Batch is a former NFL quarterback turned tech entrepreneur, medical cannabis advocate, media personality and color analyst, community advocate, and professional speaker.
His NFL career spanned 15 years and two Super Bowl victories. 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 also serves as Senior Captain for The Trust Powered by the NFLPA, an initiative that Mr. Batch helped negotiate with NFL team owners during the 2011 collective bargaining negotiations. The result is an organization committed to the well-being of former players, offering them a game plan that includes career, financial, and physical (brain and body) resources. This is an organic segue into another special role for Mr. Batch. He is a Transition Consultant for the NFLPA, helping former players achieve their dreams after football.
At the same time, Mr. Batch is a professional speaker who takes his motivational messages about teamwork and entrepreneurialism to corporate and nonprofit audiences across the country. His speeches include “Expect Your Best” and “From Sweat Suit to Business Suit: It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Next
Mr. Batch is an entrepreneur whose company, Impellia, brings state-of-the-art sports medicine and rehabilitation technologies to everyone. As Co-Founder, Mr. Batch and his partners have brought to market tech innovations from the University of Michigan, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Colorado.
His interest in sports medicine extends to research as well. Mr. Batch is a Player Advisor on the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. He also serves as an Advisory Council Member for the
University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute. His long experience as an athlete dealing with injuries, pain, and other health consequences has also led to Mr. Batch’s interest in the health benefits found in the cannabis industry.
His commitment to helping others is unwavering, especially regarding health and wellness. In November 2021, Mr. Batch joined Capstone Holdings, Inc., a business incubator and investment group. As Senior
Vice President of Strategic Investments, he will help CapStone grow its investment portfolio and partnerships in the emerging medical marijuana and technology industries.
Since 1999, his Best of the Batch Foundation has been a catalyst for enhancing economic and educational
opportunities for communities in over nine southwestern Pennsylvania counties. The foundation seeks to facilitate resources whereby all kids and families are equipped to build their own best futures.
Mr. Batch serves on multiple boards. They include the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.
Mr. Batch holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Point Park University, LaRoche
University, Washington & Jefferson College, and his alma mater, Eastern Michigan University.