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William Battle

He was accomplished in the area of Business. He later died on 9-25-2016.
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William A. Battle is a Logistics Manager for International Business Machines (IBM) where he has been employed for over 30 years. He has held numerous management positions in the Eastern United States; currently he is responsible for National Programs in the Integrated Supply Chain and Procurement Division.

Mr. Battle, a graduate of Buffalo public schools, has a Bachelors Degree from Canisius College, Buffalo New York and a dual Masters in Business Administration and Information Technology from the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland. He is a certified ISO Auditor and holds a Certificate in Programming for Business Applications from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Mr. Battle is an Adjunct Professor at Bryant & Stratton College, Buffalo NY and the Canisius College Women's Business Center teaching in the Management and Information Technology disciplines.

Mr. Battle is the President of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., Western New York Chapter. He is a member of the NBMBAA CEO advisory board. He is the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the King Urban Life Center, a member of the Board of Directors at the Women's Business Center at Canisius College, a member of the NAACP, the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier and the Buffalo Urban League.

Historically, my family has always been involved in educational and cultural programs. When I walked into the King Center for the first time and saw the bright smiling faces of the grade school children there, I was reminded of my days at school 74. Every time I am in the building, I experience a feeling of hope and the building of brighter futures in process.

Mr. Battle has 32 years of active community involvement, including past involvement in the following: Junior Achievement Advisor " Buffalo, NY; United Way Loaned Executive " Buffalo, NY; Urban League Education Committee Chair " Lexington, KY; Cub Scouts " Monroe, NY; Cub Scouts " Coopersburg, PA; Mental Health of the Lehigh Valley Board Member " Allentown, PA; Mental Health of Northern Virginia Board Member " Arlington, VA; Allocations Board United Way of the Capital Area " Washington, DC; Urban League Guild Board Member " Washington, DC

Mr. Battle is currently involved in the following organizations: National Black MBA Assoc " Western New York Chapter President & CEO " Buffalo, NY; National Black MBA Assoc President's Advisory Board " Chicago, IL; Buffalo Book Fair Advisory Board " Buffalo, NY; King Urban Life Center - Vice President of the Board " Buffalo, NY; Canisius College Women's Center Board Member " Buffalo, NY; Olmsted Conversancy, Parks Committee " Buffalo, NY; Economic Self-Sufficiency Committee United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

Mr. Battle holds membership in a number of community and professional organizations:
Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier; Buffalo Urban League
Canisius College MBA Alumni Association; Linwood Church of Christ; Metropolitan Buffalo Alliance of Black School Educators (MBABSE); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Mr. Battle resides in East Amherst, New York with his wife Cynthia.