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cial place in his heart. He enjoys sports in general
but said all of his favorite professional teams oper-
ate in Colorado, meaning the Denver Broncos
(NFL), the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado
Rockies (MLB) and the Colorado Avalanche (NHL).
Being a Louisville resident, Battle also follows the
University of Louisville Cardinals.
Another hobby is working out: "I am really a
gym rat, a runner at heart, but very soon to
become a cyclist because my knees won't take
much more of the running," he said.
Executive Vice President
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Omaha, Nebraska, but raised primarily in Colorado
B.A., Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado;
M.B.A., Averett College, Danville, Virginia
Spent 30 years in the hospitality industry. Began in hotel
operations and later shifted to hotel sales at various lodgings
in the Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn and Sheraton chains,
which prepared him to become a hotel general manager. Later
named vice president of sales and services at the Richmond,
Virginia, CVB for 12 years before coming to the Louisville CVB.
Married with two sons, ages 27 and 29
Self-described gym rat and sports fan who loves to root for
Colorado's pro teams in football, basketball, baseball and
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