It is with heavy hearts that we receive such sad news that William (Bill) Battle Jr. has passed. Bill was a kind leader and compassionate mentor and friend to so many. His presence will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Bill served as President of the National Black MBA Association, Inc.(NBMBAA), Western New York Chapter from 2005 to 2007, as well as, Mideast Regional Director for the NBMBAA after retiring from a 30 year career with IBM as National Programs Manager. He also served as a member of NBMBAA CEO advisory board.
Bill was a cornerstone of the Western New York community and served in many capacities for several organizations including the King Urban Life Center, Women’s Business Center at Canisius College, the NAACP, the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier and the Buffalo Urban League.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Battle family during this difficult time.