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Charles H. Battle

Olympics consultant; chairman, SCIS

Charles H. Battle has served as a key figure in the Olympic Movement for the past 20 years. . He served as Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Organizing Committee and took a leave of absence from law to travel around the world lobbying members of the International Olympic Committee and attending various Olympic meetings to promote Atlanta's candidacy. He joined The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) and served as its Managing Director for International Relations. Mr. Battle was awarded the Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee for his outstanding contributions to the Olympic Movement. He presently serves as Senior International Advisor for the Chicago 2016 Bid Committee. In 1997 Mr. Battle became President of Central Atlanta Progress and in 1999, became Executive Director of both the WestPoint Stevens Foundation, a corporate foundation and the Holcombe and Nancy Green Foundation, a private foundation. Mr. Battle received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964 and his J.D. with highest honors from Emory University School of Law in 1970. He remains active with both schools through many roles and was honored with Emory Law Schools Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.