Emma Battle

President & CEO, Higher Ed Works

Emma Singletary Battle is President and CEO at Higher Ed Works, a non-partisan public charity that supports North Carolina public higher education. She also serves as President and CEO of MarketVigor, a business services company, and as an independent director at Bassett Furniture Industries and Unifi, Inc.

For the past 30 years Emma has been an innovative leader in business strategy, as well as digital, B2B, B2C, ecommerce, and social media marketing. Her previous work experience includes; President and Chief Operating Officer at Crisp Digital Agency, Vice President of Client Success at Windsor Circle, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising at Art.com, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Strategic Planning, Director of Marketing and Director of Operations and Sourcing, at Hanes Brands, Inc., and various supervisory roles at Pepsico.

Emma is a North Carolina native and first-generation college graduate. She received her B.A. degree in Economics and Spanish from Duke University and her MBA from Harvard School of Business School.