A 1973 graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA with a BA in Political Science, Ed Battle went on to receive his Masters of City and Regional Planning in 1983 from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

His professional experience includes over 30 years in public and private sectors and over 20 years as President and CEO of Eddie R. Battle Associates, Inc., a 100% owned-and-operated African American consulting firm.

Mr. Battle has worked with such diverse entities as Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor, an engineering firm, Simone Jaffe Collins, an architectural/ landscape design firm, the City of Philadelphia and non-profits (West Philadelphia Economic Development Corporation, Lower Tioga Community Council, Inc.), and the Nelson Medical Associates.

His professional affiliations and honors include: American Planning Association (national and PA state chapter), Preservation Alliance, Preservation Pennsylvania, Chairman, Philadelphia Department of Public Health Air Pollution Control Board; Honorable Mention, SEPTA Transportation Ideas Competition; Honorable Mention, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Community Urban Fellows Program; The Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Outstanding Citizens Award, and a Rutgers State University Walter C. Russell Fellow.

Mr. Battle has been featured in The Wall Street Journal series, “Blacks in America,” and was a guest columnist for The Schuylkill Valley Metro. He has testified before congressional, state and regional bodies advocating increased funding for community and economic development and greater flexibility with transportation assistance programs.